Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 8.8 lb (4 kg)
  • 65mm Ball Diameter
  • 2-Stage Leg Design
  • Height Adjustment Range - 27.6" to 59"
  • Middle Spreader
  • Fixed Counter Balance
  • Fixed Pan / Tilt Drag
  • +20/-25mm Slide Range
  • With Quick Release Plate
  • Tilt Angle +90° / -60°
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Magnus VT-4000 overview

  • 1Description

The Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is a stable, sturdy video tripod made from anodized aluminum that can support loads up to 8.8 lb. Overall, this tripod offers many features usually only 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. It comes supplied with one pan bar. In addition, unlike most other heads in its class, all the head controls are positioned on the left side of the head, which leaves your right hand free for the panning handle. The VT-4000 tripod system weighs 7.9 lb.

Its 2-stage leg design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 27.6" to 59". A middle spreader and passive counterbalance provide enhanced stability to the entire system. The VT-4000 also has separate pan and tilt locks, and a bubble level for precision leveling. The fixed counter-balance spring incorporated in the head will help with smoother tilt movements.

Its provided quick release plate features a standard 1/4"-20 mounting screw with a video pin, and has a sliding range of +20/-25mm - to enable travel capabilities - essential in balancing uneven configurations. The head's tilt angle is adjustable from +90° to -60°.

Supports loads up to 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Features a 65mm ball base
Two-way fluid head for smooth motion
Fixed counter-balance spring set to 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) provides smoother tilt movements
2-stage design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 27.6" to 59" (70 to 150 cm)
Middle spreader provides enhanced stability by holding the tripod legs in locked position
Provides fixed counter balance, pan, and tilt drag
Allows you to leverage the slide range of +20 / -25mm to enable travel capabilities - essential in balancing uneven configurations
Provides camera mounting via a slide plate that can be attached via a 0.25" (6.35mm) screw with video pin
Offers tilt angle adjustments from +90° to -60°
Ground spikes for outdoor use and convenient retractable rubber feet for delicate floor surfaces
Weighs 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
UPC: 847628547674
In the Box
Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
  • VT-QRP400 Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Case
  • Pan Bar (1)
  • Allen Keys (2)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Magnus VT-4000 specs

    General
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4 kg)
    Maximum Height 59.0" (150 cm)
    Minimum Height 27.6" (70.1 cm)
    Folded Length 30.3" (77 cm)
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
    Weight 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
    Head
    Counter Balance System Fixed counter-balance spring @ 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes/no
    Balance Plate Yes
    Slide Range +20/-25mm
    Tilt Drag Yes
    Tilt Range +90/-60°
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Pan Lock Yes
    Legs
    Head Attachment Fitting 65 mm 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 10.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.1 x 6.6 x 6.5"

    Magnus VT-4000 reviews

    VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 449.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod System for the Money Cannot be happier with this tripod. Well made and a very nice fluid head. I am achieving very smooth pans and tilts, perfect for my video setup.And for the $, this is well worth it as the tripod system performs like a system costing 5 times its cost.I also want to praise the sales team at B&H. I've been doing business with them for over a decade, and their service has never disappointed me. A lot of businesses' service seem to decline over the years, but not B&H's. I still get the same great service as when I first ordered form them over a decade ago. For outstanding service and reasonable prices on professional products, you can't beat B&H.
    Date published: 2012-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Prosumer Tripod I have used this tripod 5 times for recording music events and weddings all within a 2 month period. It works beautifully. The half shell is sturdy and smooth. My camera is 6.6 pounds, after adding audio & 7 inch monitor it is nearly 8 pounds and it pans and tilts smoother than any other tripod Ive tried. This tripod is heavy duty and built right. It is very much worth the little extra money. This is perfect for anyone starting out in the Video Event business. Oh, and yes it is a bit heavy, but if your in the Videography business you should expect to lug aroud sturdy heavy equipment. For the whiners complaining about the weight, get over it.
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied with this tripod system! I bought this tripod to use with my recently bought Panasonic AG-AC90. Smooth as silk panning and tilting. Very sturdy. Easy to setup and breakdown. Nice leveling feature. Love how the camera mount easily slides onto the tripod head. I usually bought very inexpensive tripods and knew that I needed a quality tripod and head. I'm not at all disappointed with my purchase of the VT-4000 tripod system at all! The only negative is that the tripod case is a little too snug, so I bought a larger case. Definitely recommend this inexpensive tripod system for those that don't want to mortgage their house in order to buy the more expensive tripod brands.
    Date published: 2013-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in its class! I use this product for amateur DSLR photography and videography. Sturdiness is what I wanted most and that's what I got. This tripod is light enough to carry easily but heavy enough that it stays put. I'm very happy with the head. The locking mechanisms are easy to use and reliable. Pan and tilt motion is very smooth. Considering the price range in which it fits, it makes sense that the product is mostly plastic albeit heavy duty. The spreader is flimsy and can't hold any weight; however, it does its job. The bag is too small to zip up the tripod easily if not completely but it's good quality. This tripod has excellent value!
    Date published: 2013-08-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for DSLR, won't use it for bigger camera Good and sturdy tripod for the price. Fluid head works fine. If you are going to shoot on a regular base with bigger camera I'll go for a better tripod. I when from the gh4 to the C100 and C300 cameras and the tripod does not do the job anymore for me. Also the height isnt' that high for events shoot or if you interview tall peoples. I'll recommended it for indie filmmaking or small corporate or event shoot. If you plan on upgrading camera I'll suggest that you go for a better tripod.� Still a good value for the price.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised me! Im just starting out with this whole video scene but Im not ill-knowledgable. My whole rig that I need to support with the cam mixer, microphones, cables, accessories, weighs probably 12 minimal and goes way up from there depending on the accessories i have. This thing says it can only support 8.9 pounds... boy are they wrong this thing can handle way more. I love the sturdiness off the tripod as a whole, a lot more metal parts then there are plastic, hardly any plastic parts at all. If you have mixed feelings about this...DONT!!! It will blow you away when you finaly get it and start playing around with it!
    Date published: 2013-01-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not A True Fluid Head. Backup Purchased the Magnus Tripod few weeks ago. Serves as a good backup but I found the tripod to be lacking and falls short of being a primary tripod. WEIGHT I read some complaints regarding the weight of it... really people? Lift some weights at the gym, call AARP or call it a wrap if thats the case, because 8lbs is light for a sturdy tripod. True professional fluid head tripods (ball head) can weigh 20+ pounds. FUNCTION Panning... here is where the tripod falls short of a true fluid head. Based on my results, a straight pan or tilt works fine (but still not entirely smooth). The tripod DOES NOT have a TENSION KNOB. I have yet to get a good pan with a diagonal movement to work well. It sticks. Perhaps the head is still new and needs some wear to smooth it out. A true fluid head will give you buttery smooth movement no matter the direction. This one hasn't performed that for me yet. The tripod also has a little PLAY or WIGGLE at the front end of any pan. Don't expect to get smooth film-style movement. BUILD Seems to be built pretty well. Feels solid. The spreader legs... eh... not so hot. These flimsy aluminum things between the legs are the cheapest part. I don't expect them to last long but they currently work well as a lock mechanism for when your tripod folds. The plastic handles etc, so-so. Some kind of hard plastic. One other drawback is that your cannot rotate the handle independently of the arm's lockdown. You have to loosen the whole arm, twist, then lock. Not a biggie but it needs to be improved for quicker and customizable function. SUMMARY It is a good go-between but I only would expect it to last 2-3 years with moderate use. It seems to be the best and only low priced tripod that seems decent in function and quality. Perfect for staters, static frame shots and/or a backup. Not the best panning tripod, some sticking apparent, but gets decent results. 3.5/5 stars
    Date published: 2013-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality for Price When I first got this tripod I wasn't expecting anything much. The main reason I was getting the tripod was because of the mildly heavy body to help with the steadiness of my shots. Oh, but was I in for it when I panned across the set for the first time. Wow, it was even exciting! It was extremely smooth! The whole tripod worked together to create some brilliant images in coordination with my camera. And especially for the price! This is the price of a no-budget filmmaker's camera stand, instead you get a hollywood-style crane. Yes, I am over exaggerating, but the VT-4000 is definitely (in quality) of at least a mid-range budget tripod.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
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