Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

B&H # MAVT3000 MFR # VT-3000
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Product Highlights

  • Supports 6.6 lb (3 kg)
  • 65mm Ball Diameter
  • 3-Section Leg Design
  • Height Range - 28.6" to 61"
  • Separate Pan/Tilt Locks
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Passive Counterbalance for Stability
  • Micro Balance Slider
  • With Quick-Release Plate
  • Left/Right Pan Bar Mounts
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The Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is a stable, sturdy video tripod made from anodized aluminum that can support loads up to 6.6 lb. It provides many features commonly found on more expensive models. The two-way fluid head provides smooth operation, and features a half-ball mount with a diameter of 65mm, with left and right pan bar mounts. One pan bar comes included. The VT-3000 tripod system weighs 7.75 lb.

The 3-section leg design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 28.6" to 61". A mid-level spreader and passive counterbalance provide improved stability. The VT-3000 has separate pan and tilt locks and a bubble level for precision leveling, and offers a full 360° pan range. The fixed counterbalance spring incorporated in the head provides smoother tilt movements.

The included quick-release plate features a standard 1/4"-20 mounting screw with a video pin, and features a micro balance slider.

Supports loads up to 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Features a 65mm ball base
Two-way fluid head for smooth motion
Fixed counter-balance spring provides smoother tilt movements
Three-section leg design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 28.6" to 61"
Middle spreader provides enhanced stability by holding the tripod legs in locked position
Provides fixed counter balance, pan, and tilt drag
Quick-release plate is included
Ground spikes for outdoor use and convenient retractable rubber feet for delicate floor surfaces
Weighs 7.75 lb (3.5 kg)
UPC: 847628547667
In the Box
Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
  • VT-QRP300 Quick Release Plate
  • Pan Bar (1)
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Magnus VT-3000 specs

    Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
    Maximum Height 61.0" (155 cm)
    Minimum Height 28.6" (72.6 cm)
    Folded Length 30.0" (78 cm)
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
    Weight 7.75 lb (3.5 kg)
    Counter Balance System Fixed counter balance spring
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes/no
    Balance Plate Yes
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Pan Lock Yes
    Head Attachment Fitting 65mm half bowl
    Material Anodized aluminum
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Lock Type Flip locks
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
    Center Brace Yes (mid-level)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.2 x 6.3 x 6.1"

    Magnus VT-3000 reviews

    VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 83.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the VT-4000 I have two of the VT-4000's and I have been very pleased with them. I needed a third tripod but only need to use it sparingly. I chose to get the $20 cheaper VT ? 3000, and the quality difference between the 3000 in the 4000 is very noticeable. If I could do it over again, I would just pay the extra money and buy the 4000. To be more specific the locks on the legs feel cheaper, The locks that lock pan and tilt are cheaper and harder to use, and the lock that balances the head feels cheaper and is harder to use. But granted, it is a cheap tripod and I shouldn't expect much, but I didn't have any of these issues with the 4000.
    Date published: 2015-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tripod. Don't pay more money for a different produc I just took over a Digital Film Production program at the High School I teach at and found that many of my tripods where broken. When I looked into ordering replacements, (all of the tripods purchased by the former teacher were Manfrotto tripods) I just could not bring myself to spend the $399+ pricetag. I order two of these tripods that came with a collapsible dolly to see if they would work as well as the couple Manfrottos I have left. I can not tell the difference between the two. Pair that with the fact that I was able to get two additional dollys at no extra cost and I feel like I came out a winner. This was a great buy in my book.
    Date published: 2015-05-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Stable Tripod I had to replace an old tripod. I saw this one and it reminded me of an old one my dad used to have. It was wood, not metal and was very sturdy and strong. I'm not doing video work, but decided to get it for my spotting scope and camera. I'm not disappointed. Its very sturdy, just as expected and surprisingly light enough to be carry-able. The carry case is a nice bonus for my purposes in the field. When I do learn to make videos, This will be great. You will have to get extra release plates from manufacturer until B&H puts them in their stock.
    Date published: 2016-01-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good inexpensive tripod I'm a professional cameraman that was asked by my son's high school football team to shoot the games for them so I was looking for a tripod,inexpensive but had some professionalism to it to use with my jvc gc px 100. This fit the bill perfectly. Its made sturdy.The locks are plastic but they are fine for light duty. The tripod raises up just above my eyes and I'm 5'10. My one complaint is the pan is looser than I prefer. But for a hundred and twenty bucks I couldn't ask for much more and I'm used to using a Schalter hot pod on a daily basis which is heavy. This tripod at only 6 pounds is much easier to climb up and down those high school press boxes
    Date published: 2013-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will NEVER pay $500 for a tripod again. We're used to using Manfrotto tripods in our studio. I can't say that they're *bad* tripods, because they're not. But I recently got my hands on this Magnus�VT-3000,�and it matches every use case and the quality of the more expensive options. The build quality is amazing, pretty much full metal, which also makes it heavy enough and strong enough to support bigger cameras. The fluid head is solid and works as expected. Really, I think the best feature of this tripod is value for money. I can confidently say that I'll never pay crazy amounts of money for a tripod of the same quality when I can simply depend on Magnus to make SOLID products with a price that puts this thing in impulse buy territory. Get this thing.
    Date published: 2018-01-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ball head on a budget I have three of these, all with different brand names. This tripod is the least expensive ball head I have been able to find. This newest Magnus has an additional feature the others lacked, a sliding instead of fixed plate. This makes balancing a camera front to back much easier. For the price, a good deal.
    Date published: 2013-07-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Tripod, but not for Still Cameras I purchased this tripod for my DSLR as I shoot video as well. The advertisement says it supports DSLRs, but it does so in such a cumbersome way that it's not worth it. You have to mount the quick-release plate perpendicular to the camera, which makes it hit the lens hood and is just awkward to use. When I first emailed their support they told me the tripod was only for film cameras. When I told them what their advertisement said they researched it and explained how to mount the camera as explained above. There was a slight bit of grease that leaked from left side of head and turning it was a bit stiff. I returned it, but I'm sure it's a good system for traditional video cameras assuming it doesn't leak grease (or whatever material it was). Very sturdy and nicely made otherwise.
    Date published: 2014-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tripod Best PRICE I work as cameramanin television productions and my experience with this tripod has been more than expected. The fluid head is excellent with smooth and precise movements. B & H is the best option to shop online. My order arrived very quickly in time for my next shot. Thanks B & H.
    Date published: 2013-01-12
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