Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head

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  • Portable Video Tripod System
  • Supports DSLRs, Small/Large Camcorders
  • 15 lb Weight Capacity, 64.3" Max Height
  • Built-In Pan/Tilt Video Head
  • Independent Pan & Tilt Locks
  • Quick-Release Camera Plate Included
  • Integrated Center Column & Mid-Spreader
  • Two Leg Stages, Three Sections
  • Flip-Lock Leg Locks
  • Carry Case with Shoulder Strap Included
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Magnus VT-300 overview

  • 1Description

The Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head is a lightweight and portable tripod system for shooting stable videos with DSLRs, small camcorders, and any other cameras up to 15 lb.

A built-in fluid effect video head pans a full 360°, tilts up and down, and features independent pan and tilt locks for fixed-position shots. A pan bar and a snap-in quick release camera plate are included. The quick release plate features a 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw, a registration pin, and an anti-skid mounting surface.

A center column raises or lowers at the turn of a hand crank to let you fine-tune a height without adjusting the tripod legs. A mid-level spreader keeps the legs steady when you adjust the tripod, and it locks to keep the legs secure once you've set the tripod in position. Both the center column and spreader are integrated. The maximum height of the tripod with the center column raised is 64.3".

The tripod legs extend at two leg stages at the release of flip-locks. The legs feature replaceable rubber feet that provide grip on hard or slippery surfaces. An internal bubble level will help you position the tripod evenly on uneven ground. A carry case with a shoulder strap is included and will let you conveniently carry the tripod over your shoulder when you're travelling about.

Portable Video Tripod System
  • Supports any camera up to 15 lb
  • Built-in pan/tilt fluid effect video head
  • Pans 360° and tilts up and down
  • Independent pan and tilt locks
  • Pan bar and quick-release camera plate included
  • Integrated center-column
  • Integrated mid-level spreader
  • Flip-lock leg locks
  • 64.3" maximum height
  • Replaceable rubber feet
  • Internal bubble level
  • Carry case with shoulder strap included
UPC: 847628547704
In the Box
Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head
  • VT-QRP30 Quick Release Plate for VT-300, 350 & 400 and VPH-20 Tripods
  • Pan Bar
  • Carry Case with Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Magnus VT-300 specs

    Load Capacity 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Maximum Height Center Column Fully Extended: 64.3" / 163 cm
    Center Column Lowered: 52" / 132 cm
    Minimum Height 25" / 63.5 cm
    Folded Length 26.5" / 67.3 cm
    Video Head Built-in pan and tilt video
    Independent pan and tilt locks
    Pans full 360°
    Tilts -90 to 85°
    Camera Plate Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw
    Center Column Integrated center column with geared friction control
    Spreader Integrated locking mid-level spreader
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
    Leveling Bubble Yes, non-illuminated
    Spiked Feet No
    Material Aluminum
    Weight 4.5 lb / 2 kg
    Packaging Infoudbrfqxzzqtvwuuvcs
    Package Weight 6.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 5.1 x 5.1"

    Magnus VT-300 reviews

    VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 383.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice fluid head with an achilles heel.. As a media instructor, I was looking for a reasonably priced tripod with a fluid head. I bought a few of these and was pleased with them so I got some more. 15 in total. After 9 months of use by high school students, 3 of the tripods have broken- all in the same place. The point where the top of the leg connects to the tripod. There's a kind of knuckle joint there and the leg pivots on a small nub of plastic- this is the bit that sheared off. A metal pin at such a crucial pivot point would make a lot more sense. Check a few of the pictures to see this connection area
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Tripod for Video I gave it a five star rating because I can't think of a reason to give it anything less. I was very impressed with the quality. Comes with a nice case and folds up quickly and small enough for my needs. The head moves effortlessly in any direction. Nice professional look to it as well. I went back an reread some of the con reviews and have to say I saw none of the problems that several people wrote about. No parts fell or broke. It wasn't unstable - in fact it's very stable and has a much more solid feel than I had expected. Yes there are more expensive tripods. but for the money this one really does a great job especially for any of the light weight, small video cameras popular today.
    Date published: 2012-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Low-Cost Tripod I've used several tripods before, some expensive ones (for 35mm hollywood film cameras) and some cheap ones ($ from @), and among the inexpensive tripods, this one is quite fantastic.The fluid head is pretty much an absolute must, for anyone who either wants to make more polished home videos, or for the budding high school film kid who doesn't have a whole lot of cash. I'm curently using it for some in-office testimonial and instructional videos, so very light-weight usage, so I can't say much about how rugged the tripod is, but it definitely has a weight to it and seems like it could take some abuse.Overall, I'm very happy with it.
    Date published: 2012-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product I use this tripod for a crane we bought that our other tripods can't hold. This product is very sturdy and I haven't had problems with it yet. I have used it close to 100 different times and each time I enjoy it more. The only, not so good thing about it is the crank handle. It's a pain for me because I am not used to a tripod like that however it hasn't broke yet so I am happy. One more small thing but it is something you have to just practice is when you go up and down while using a crane it tends to stick sometimes, you just have to make sure the nobs are loose enough for it to move the way you want. It takes a minute but i have it down packed on how to use it.
    Date published: 2014-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for a great price! This replaced a $30 tripod I bought a few years ago to get me by, and I'm very happy with the results I've gotten from this tripod. The pan/tilt is very consistent and smooth for video work. The height capabilities are ample. Great build quality, while being light and moderately compact. The mounting sled has a cool spring-loaded feature that releases the lock when you place the camera in the head. The only con for this product is, the zipper on the included carrying bag got stuck the second time I used it so, I had to cut the zipper open to get the tripod out. Seemed like a nice bag, but looks were deceiving. Bag issues aside, this is a great tripod and an amazing value!
    Date published: 2011-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stable and great for panning. This tripod was a great choice for me and has definitely improved the quality of my video productions. The build quality is very good, but you can tell some parts are made of plastic. It's very stable and easy to level in a hurry using the bubble level. My favorite part is the fluid head, it provides for very smooth panning and titling. I just wish there was a way to adjust the tension a bit. The tripod is relatively lightweight, but heavy enough to be sturdy and not blow over in the wind. The included case is nice and I like it that they offer extra quick release plates. Overall this is a very good product and I'll definitely look at the higher-end Magnus tripods when I need an upgrade again.
    Date published: 2016-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price doesnt determine qaulity This tripod surpasses my expectations! First off all, the pan and tilt are much better than I assumed, even at 20X zoom! I also have used a manfrotto 502 and there is actually not a huge difference. However, although there is some metal, there is a lot of plastic; albiet sturdy. Nonetheless I would recommend some pre-cautions to purchasing, though i have not had any problems, i could see some yet arising. With that said, i dont believe there is much debate that this tripod is a wonderful deal with extremely smooth tilt/pan even at the same time. It is very stiff however, though it has been a none issue for me. I would definitely recommend this if your a filmer; its a must have.
    Date published: 2013-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised Most of my video is of our travels . Like 32 hrs of video in the Canadian Rockies . I own 3 tripods but I use them mostly when shooting our Church Musicals , friend's weddings and our family reunions . The tripods work fine unless I want to pan or tilt .Then I have problems with jerky video . I decided I needed a fluid head tripod , but they are expensive & I only need them one or 2 times a year . After shopping tripods off & on over the years . I read about the Pearstone VT-2100. It was affordable & had good reviews . When I received it , I was surprised how sturdy the tripod was & fluid head was very smooth . I would not consider using one of my other tripods for video again . It is hard to believe the quality you receive for the low price .
    Date published: 2012-12-04
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