Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminum Tripod

Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminum Tripod

Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminum Tripod

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  • 2.71 lb Aluminum Tripod
  • Fluid Pan and Tilt Head
  • Maximum Height of 5.03'
  • Maximum Load Capacity of 4.41 lb
  • Folded Length of 23.23"
  • Includes Carry Bag
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Weight Capacity: 4.41 lb

4.41 lb 6.61 lb 8.82 lb

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Velbon VIDEOMATE 438/F overview

  • 1Description

The Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminum Tripod is a 2.71 lb camera support with a fluid pan-and-tilt head. It can reach a maximum height of 5.03' with the geared center column fully extended, and it has a minimum working height of 1.77'. This portable tripod folds down to 23.23". The Videomate 438 will support a maximum of 4.41 lb. A QB-4L quick-release plate is included. This is an ideal tripod for today's lightweight video cameras.

2.71 lb aluminum tripod
Fluid pan and tilt head
Maximum height of 5.03'
Maximum load capacity of 4.41 lb
Folded length of 23.23"
UPC: 017915424388
In the Box
Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminum Tripod
  • QB-4L Quick Release Platform
  • PH-248 Fluid Pan and Tilt Head
  • Tripod Carrying Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Velbon VIDEOMATE 438/F specs

    General
    Load Capacity Maximum: 4.41 lb / 2.0 kg
    Recommended: 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Maximum Height With Column Extended: 5.03' / 1.53 m
    Without Column Extended: 4.15' / 1.26
    Minimum Height 1.77' / 0.54
    Folded Length 23.23" / 59 cm
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 2.71 lb / 1.23 kg
    Head
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes, QB-4L quick-release included
    Tilt Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Tilt Lock yes
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Legs
    Material Aluminum
    Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
    Leg Stages/Sections 3
    Leg Lock Type Flip lock
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Not specified by manufacturer
    Center Column Geared
    Center Brace Yes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 4.55 x 4.45"

    Velbon VIDEOMATE 438/F reviews

    Videomate 438 Aluminum Tripod is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and fast - good price! I use this when I am moving around a lot and shooting on a small video camera (Canon XA-10). This tripod is great because it is so light and (for the money) functional. It is fairly quick to set up. It also works great hand-held (giving extra stability by bracing with your body and or both arms). Very portable. The two-way fluid head does the job nicely. The only cons are what you'd expect - it is not very tall. and when fully extended it is only useful for static shots.
    Date published: 2014-08-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Tripod I've owned this for a couple days now. It works great with just my T3i and a Rode Mic Pro. Haven't tried anything heavier yet. One thing I don't love about it is the amount of resistance for panning is more than you get when tilting when they're both totally loose. However, the knob that tightens the tilt feels a little cheap, like it might snap or something after turning it too much for a long time. Everything else is as I expected it to be.
    Date published: 2014-08-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for the money I chose this while looking for a light tripod. Being cheap, I wasn't expecting a lot, so I am not terribly disappointed. The good: it's really light, and it folds small. The bad: panning is almost impossible because the head is not really fluid... it's way too stiff. The quick disconnect does not fit snug, I had to fold a business card and place it between it and the disconnect cradle. Overall - you get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2018-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and Lightweight It is wonderfully light in weight, a real plus for travel, and is easy to carry around on a shoot. It is just right for a small consumer camcorder such as my Canon Vixia. The legs are a snap to extend and retract in run 'n' gun situations. It is plenty sturdy even with the center column fully extended, and the pan and tilt action is nice and smooth. As you use it you will come to love its light weight and easy portability.
    Date published: 2017-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job but a little light The tripod is very smooth and sturdy enough for most situations. It is very lightweight which is a good and bad thing. It's so light that you need to keep one hand on the stand while using the other to point the camera. The leg braces aren't strong enough for any weights to be attached and there isn't a hook at the bottom.
    Date published: 2017-05-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Handy for travel It does the job for a lightweight tri-pod for a DSLR. But I don't think it's sturdy enough for a larger camera. I was surprised it didn't have a leveling knob at the bottom of the center shaft. Apparently you are supposed to level the tri-pod by adjusting the legs. Hard to do without assistance.
    Date published: 2015-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super light, convenient and reliable This is a terrific little tripod for times when you are just wandering around with a small camera. Quick setup and take-down. Lightweight to move around and shoot with. Light enough to keep it attached while you shoot hand-held, or use as a stabilizer / brace. Great value.
    Date published: 2016-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE LIGHTWEIGHT TRIPOD I use this with my Canon SX 50, Nikon P500 and Sony Hx 300. It works fine with these lightweight cameras, probably not so much with a DSLR. I have no use of my left arm. This quick release head is the only that I have found that can be operated with one hand.
    Date published: 2014-02-19
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