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Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head

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Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Portable Video Tripod System
  • Supports DSLRs, Small/Large Camcorders
  • 15 lb Weight Capacity, 64.3" Max Height
  • Built-In Pan/Tilt Video Head
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.
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Magnus VT-300 Overview

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

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
Integrated locking mid-level spreader
Leg Stages/Sections
Leg Lock Type
Leveling Bubble
Yes, non-illuminated
Spiked Feet
4.5 lb / 2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
27 x 5.1 x 5.1"

Magnus VT-300 Reviews


By B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-27

I used that tripod on a sloping ground full of holes and mounds and it was sturdy and easy to use. I managed to film panning on a bridge, tilting up and down for objects. The video look very good. Finally, it's very light, so you can bring it anywhere without breaking your back. Great product!

Great Tripod. Great Price. Good for Travel.

By Katherine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-07

A sturdy tripod for on the go shooting. The nice tripod I want seem ridiculously pricey for what they are. I understand having versatility with the tripod heads but if you are soles using for on site interviews or talking heads infront of a background these are a great lower price option. Bought two to be able to have ease with tripod shoes and two camera shoots. The travel case is great too.

Great Tripod

By Sandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-26

This tripod fits seamlessly with my Vortex Viper spotting scope. I love that it clicks into place and release simply when that's appropriate. My purpose is birding, ducks and water birds particularly, and I am extremely pleased with the stability, the ease of use, the relatively light weight. It is perfect for my purposes.

Broke after 3 uses

By Sam
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-25

I got this tripod and was excited about it. I was closing it on the 3rd use and one of the supports for one of the legs snapped off. Pretty disappointed.

Great purchase!

By Sydney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-21

I bought the Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod for my local church. I film our livestream and I'm very impressed with it! Easy to setup and easy to use! I'm very happy with it!

Magnus VT-300 Camera/Video Tripod

By kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-19

I own two of the Magnus VT-300's. They are used for video of water polo matches. The unit sets up quickly and collapses as quick. Even though the legs are plastic they hold up well. I would suggest purchasing the plastic/cork camera/video head if you are using more than one device with this tripod. I've had more than one water polo ball hit the tripod yet the legs hold firm.

Smooth Video movement

By Shelby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-10

Being a coach, I wanted a tripod to film our football games that would provide easy panning and movement of the camera. And, not having a huge budget, it needed to be cost effective. This tripod is easy to set up and use, is smooth to operate and I'm completely pleased with my purchase. It greatly increased the quality of our football film.

Mine leaks sticky fluid after 3 years

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-21

This was a great purchase back in spring of 2020 for me. Seemed like a great value at the time. Nice smooth action for video. I did not use this tripod heavily. Fast forward to summer 2023: I discovered a sticky substance leaking out around the edges of the tripod head. At first I thought something had spilled on it, but after carefully cleaning it, it came back - and I could see it was oozing around the head joints. Yes, Magnus you get one star because a lightly used tripod should last longer than 3 years.

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Where is it made?
Asked by: Ryan M.
The Magnus VT-300's country of origin is currently China.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Would this camera work for a Nikon D7100?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. This tripod is compatible with the Nikon D7100 camera and is a suitable option for it and most all lens options available for it.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2022-07-09

Does this tripod work with the Sony AX53 ...

Does this tripod work with the Sony AX53 camcorder?
Asked by: Wendy
Yes, this is a great tripod for the Sony AX53.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-04

Does this tripod work with the Sony aii?

Does this tripod work with the Sony aii?
Asked by: BK
I’m sure that it will. I have a GH-4 and it works well with that camera. The plate does not allow you to move the camera forward or back to balance the camera but even so, I like the tripod. It’s inexpensive and light but I like the action on the head in tilting and panning.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-03-03


Magnus VT300 says it will support 15lbs. I have a VT4000 that is much sturdier and it says it supports up to 8.8lbs. What is the difference?
Asked by: Allison
According to the makers of the tripods: The difference is the counterbalance on the VT-4000, vs failure weight on the VT-300.So the VT-4000 will counterbalance a camera load of 8.8 lbs without assistance.The VT-300 has no such spring, but will securely hold 15lbs in position with the locks engaged without any slipping.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2022-08-24

Would this work for the Black Magic 6k pro video ...

Would this work for the Black Magic 6k pro video camera?
Asked by: Jessica
It would be based on the compatibility of the camera itself.
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2022-09-13

Can I use quick release plate on this tripod on ...

Can I use quick release plate on this tripod on Zhiyun Crane Gimbal?
Asked by: Nina
It appears that the style of quick release plate included with this tripod will not work with the Zhiyun Crane Gimbal. However, you can use a Manfrotto 323 style of quick release plate with the Zhiyun Crane, as linked here:
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-02


My Magnus VT-300 tripod has a leg section that falls out and one flip lock that does not lock. Can these be fixed?
Asked by: Allison
Please contact the manufacturer for service and support. <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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