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 Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels

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  • 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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  • 1Description

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
  • Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels

    The Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels is an adjustable tripod dolly with 3" ball-bearing rubber/metal wheels. It features a 35 lb load capacity and can be used with all standard tripods. It can conveniently be folded up to a compact 24" x 7" for transport and has a carry handle. The 3" wheels have "step on brakes" that lock and unlock their rolling and swivel movement.

    UPC: 049383221336
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  • 1Description
  • Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod
    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
    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
    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"
  • Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels
    Load Capacity 35 lb (16 kg)
    Construction Aluminum
    Doorway Width 31" (78.7 cm)
    Folded Length 24" (60.9 cm)
    Wheel Diameter 3" (7.6 cm)
    Wheel Lock Yes
    Cable Guards No
    Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 7.4 x 6.5"
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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