Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod

Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod, FM18 Fluid Head & W3 Universal Dolly Kit

Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod, FM18 Fluid Head & W3 Universal Dolly Kit

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Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod, FM18 Fluid Head & W3 Universal Dolly Kit

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Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod, FM18 Fluid Head & W3 Universal Dolly Kit Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly

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Product Highlights

  • 18 lb Capacity Fluid Head
  • Quick Release Plate & Balance System
  • Quick Snap Leg Locks
  • Multi-Position Legs
  • W3 Dolly Compatible with Any Tripod
  • Black Non-Glare Anodized Finish
  • Padded Carrying Case
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The Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod, FM18 Fluid Head & W3 Universal Dolly Kit from B&H is a professional tripod system that transforms to meet your needs.

The FM18 head utilizes a quick release balancing plate to balance cameras of all sizes, which allows you to focus on where the dolly is going rather than if the camera is falling over. The dolly provides smooth professional tracking with the flexibility that can only be achieved without a dolly track, and last but not least, the Provista Grounder is a dependable tripod for static shots.

  • Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod

    The Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod is a professional tripod system featuring the FM18 fluid head. This system offers ball head leveling with heads that are equipped with a 65 to 75mm ball and an 18 lbs capacity.

    FM18 Head
    This fluid head offers smooth operation, quick release plate balance system and two pan handles.
    Tripod Legs
    The legs incorporate a 65mm bowl that has been specially formed to allow you to support a ball head with a 65 to 75mm ball.
    UPC: 049383062427
  • Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly

    The Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly presents a simple, affordable way to put your tripod on wheels. The dolly features 2" ball-bearing metal/rubber wheels that feature revolving assemblies. That means you can steer your tripod along any line imaginable to capture a smooth tracking shot.

    The DWF-2 dolly bears loads up to 33 lb and features adjustable clamps to lock just about any size of tripod foot into place securely. Mounting a tripod is easy: Just line up each tripod foot and twist the thumb screws to tighten each clamp.

    Each leg bar extends up to 4.9" to accommodate tripods of various dimensions, and flip locks secure the extension. Fully extended, the dolly has a doorway width of 31". With step-on locks for each wheel, you can easily transform your rolling tripod into a sturdy lock-down mount for your camera.

    Two of the legs fold down to create a compact package for transport – the dolly folds down to just 17 x 5".

    Step on the wheel locks to brake the spinning of the wheels and the rotation of the wheel assemblies
    Spring-loaded stoppers automatically lock the legs in the open position when they're rotated out - easily pull them up to rotate the legs back into the closed position
    Sturdy carry handle
    Hook & loop strap to secure legs in a tidy package for transport
    Carry bag with shoulder strap
    UPC: 847628570436
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  • Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod
    General
    Load Capacity 18 lbs / 8.2 kg
    Maximum Height 64" / 162.5 cm
    Minimum Height 28" / 71.1 cm
    Folded Length 34" / 86.4 cm
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / No
    Weight 10.3 lb / 4.7 kg
    Head
    Counter Balance System Sliding quick release plate
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes, sliding
    Balance Plate Quick release
    Tilt Drag Yes
    Tilt Range 90° up and down
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Legs
    Material Metal
    Head Attachment Fitting 65mm bowl
    Leg Stages/Sections 1 / 2
    Leg Lock Type Quick-flip
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Rubber feet
    Center Brace None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 7.6 x 7.6"
  • Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly
    Construction Aluminum & plastic
    Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
    Doorway Width 31.0" (78.7 cm) with legs fully extended
    Extension 4.9" (12.4 cm) per leg
    Folded Length 17.0 x 5.0" (43.2 x 12.7 cm)
    Wheel Diameter 2" (51 mm)
    Wheel Lock Yes
    Cable Guards No
    Weight 3.8 lb (1.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.25 x 5.75 x 5.5"
Provista Grounder Video Tripod, FM18 Fluid Head & W3 Universal Dolly Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment The tripods construction is solid, I have not done anything too out there with it yet, but I can tell this thing can take almost anything that is thrown its way. The head's movement was smooth and maneuverable to my tastes out of the box so the only adjustments I made were from playing around with it. The dolly is great an provides a steady and smooth movement with very little sound indoors on harwood, carpet or tile. Out doors on sidewalks you cant help but get sounds from the bumps and cracks of the concrete and asphalt so be on the lookout for those.
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Significantly Flawed The pan drag is way too stiff. I nearly push the tripod off its legs every time I need to swing the camera around to look at something else, and that's as loose as she'll get. The connecting joints at the top of the tripod's legs are spaced too closely, making loosening or tightening the knob on the underside of the head (heh heh) really difficult and requires bloody knuckles. Spacing is also poor on the faceplate thumb screw on the side of the camera. It smacks right into the paddle tilt lock AND the right handle thumb screw lock. What a mess!, and poor design! Yes, I see that the tilt paddle lock is spring-loaded and pulls out...just not nearly far enough! The lock is too loose as it was delivered and would require tuning if I weren't sending the whole rig back with its other un-tuneable problems.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Flexibility and Value for the Money I've had my eye on the Davis & Sanford tripods for some time and first heard of them from Caleb of DSLR Video Shooter who had a great review. Mine came with an additional quick release plate and descent bags for the tripod as well as the dolly. I found that I could use the velcro on the handles of the dolly bag to connect it to the tripod bag which has a shoulder strap for when I'm lugging a lot of gear which is pretty much always. The quality and functionality of both the tripod and and the dolly I think are really fantastic for the price. You have a lot of options on how high or low to adjust this tripod which I've found more useful than what I initially thought they would be. There wasn't an instruction book, just a tag which was not entirely relevant to this specific model. Some things I'd like to note if you're buying this that were helpful for me once I figured them out: The quick release and tilt levers are able to be ratcheted. That is, if you don't have space to crank them the way you need to due to your camera being in the way, you can pull outwards on the lever and twist it back gaining you more space. The tripod doesn't fit into the dolly without unlocking the legs. Not a big deal at all and it works fine once you do unlock them. It just gave me a couple of minutes of head scratching to figure how to line up the feet of the tripod into the grips of the dolly.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Smooth Using the dolly was great! Nice and smooth.The only thing about buying this whole package was that I wish the bag that comes with it was bigger; the only way it fits is that you have to detach the fluid head from the legs. The legs alone feels pretty light, and it's still very sturdy for a tripod overall. Note, usually most Davis and Sanford tripod have the mid-spreader, but this one does NOT so it will not open equally on all sides.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value! I am using this for both video/still. Small mirroless not testing load. Solid tripod. Smooth head. Bag fits fine. Ordered an arca-swiss l-bracket and found the head is not compatible. Sturdy, expect it to withstand abuse. Highly recommend it for value.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Combo For $10 more than the price of the tripod you get a set of wheels. Ask your self, Why not?
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it! Very stable tripod especially for the price! At first, the legs seemed a little light but after setting it up, it a very stable tripod! W3 Universal Dolly rolls smoothly.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed Very sturdy and well built. I was so much impressed when I got this a few weeks ago. Comes with a Dolly wheel. For the price and quality, I will buy again.
Date published: 2016-01-31
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