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MagnusVT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head
 
4.5

(based on 366 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (219)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (222)
  • Stable (107)
  • Easy to use (98)
  • Unfolds quickly (95)
  • Compact (88)

Cons

  • Unstable (10)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Lacks functionality (3)

Best Uses

  • Stabilization (83)
  • Movies (80)
  • Home movies (63)
  • Video (50)
  • Independent films (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (57), Aspiring film maker (52), Enthusiast (42), Film professional (28), Business owner (25)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (274), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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...Read complete reviewxvwystftsryxvuddabeyquscqvtuusbzw

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.

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5.0

EXCELLENT !

By seehear/tv

from Vegas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I ask my B & H rep. if the VT300 was better than the VT100 I've been using - he said it was and he was right. Much heavier build, much greater fluid movement both horizontally and vertically. I plan on getting two more !

 
5.0

Sweet

By Dee

from AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

This tripod is great! I love it. We got the tripod and the base of it to role the tripod around. This is for our church so we don't have to stay in one place. We can role the tripod around and take shots of our audience. The other thing I love about it is it comes with a case for travel.

 
4.0

Smooth for the $

By Gmoney

from Undisclosed

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I bought this as an extra tripod when I need an extra camera on a one man shoot. Didn't want to spend a lot of money for something I will only use occasionally. For the low cost of this tripod, I am impressed with how smooth the head is!

 
5.0

A OMB's dream

By Renee

from San Antonio, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

As a female videographer, this tripod is the best one that I have ever used because it is not heavy and bulky. My favorite feature is how you can easily and quickly adjust the height (on the top half) of the tripod.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great choice of a tripod...

By Gabriel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

This thing is great, especially for the particularly low price-point. Perform pans and tilts with ease, movements have a slow and smooth look, and get high (I believe 6 feet) with the extending legs and protruding turn-pole. There's also a built-in level that can tell you if your shot is level, as well as a universal camera mount. Things lock and unlock easily, the only complaint I would have is that it's a pretty tight fit into the tripod bag, but the tripod bag did come included with the purchase- so there you have it.

 
4.0

Nice tripod for the price

By Tyler

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

Nice tripod with great features. If you are on a tight budget, this is nice tripod.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great entry level video tripod with smooth pan and tilt

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I use this for amateur video production work, but it's fantastic!

Pros:
-The rubber feet keep this thing planted well, plus it comes with an extra set in case you lose/need to replace them
-Super fluid pan and tilt (if you need any smoother just use a rubber band on the handle and pull that)
-Collapses down to a very manageable size, and it comes with a carrying case/bag for easy stowing.
-legs are easy to adjust and it comes with a bubble level to ensure you're fairly level.
-Quick release plate with standard camera threading.

Cons:
-It's a little heavy if you're planning to lug it around all day, but nothing I would worry about if you just need to set up, shoot, and pack up etc. If you have backpack you could just secure it to that and I'm sure you wouldn't notice it.
-The bubble level is nice to have, but it's not perfect. You'll still want to check your horizon in camera etc to ensure it looks straight.
-It's not super tall (but I knew that going in) so if you're looking for extra height or often need top-down shots, then I'd suggest a taller model.

So far I'm very pleased, and for the price I'm very satisfied.

 
5.0

Excellent.

By downtown

from Nashville

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I'm an amateur just using a Sony Cypershot - but this Tripod is perfect for me. The B&H salesman took under 1 minute to discern my needs and recommend this Tripod.

 
4.0

I am planning to buy more of these tripods in the future.

By Jeff

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

The tripod feels heavy duty and is easy to use. I have had limited time using it but really like it so far. Time will tell with quality.

 
5.0

I love this tripod

By Angel

from Undisclosed

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I'm using this tripod for video streaming at church and is doing a really good job. I love the smooth pan and tilt. I love it and I will buy another one. Is cheap price and very good material. I will recommended.

 
4.0

Good tripod

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

Works great

 
4.0

This tripod definitely meets my needs

By Lisa

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

This is a sturdy and light tripod that can be set up quickly. It definitely meets my needs.

 
5.0

I would buy and recommend this product to everyone

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

Easy to setup.

 
5.0

Incredible value

By Orion

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

The fluid head has worked great for me. It's lightweight, and even though it's plastic, I've used it across the country and in other countries for 2 years now and it's just as good as the day I bought it. I use it as a makeshift monopod at times too. After 2 years, the carrying bag is fraying a bit, but besides that, it's as good as day one. Thanks Magnus!

 
5.0

Great tripod

By Happy Lady

from Asheville, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I use this tripod for wedding videos and love the fluid motion it provides. If you're looking to get some great standard pan shots this will do it without breaking the bank. Great product for the price!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very stable and great for panning.

By Trinity Rail Productions

from North Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

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.

 
5.0

Best for its price

By Aidan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

Works great, pans smoothly, convenient build. The only issue is the quick release can be somewhat fiddly to put back on. Otherwise its a great tripod for a low price

 
4.0

good buy

By jimd

from Ct.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

the tripod is very good so far I've only had for a couple of weeks
and no filed work yet
nice and smooth using it for DSLR video pan and tilt recording footage moment is excellent

4 stars for price, weight, setup. and it is smooth, we'll see how it lasts
its a good buy

 
5.0

multi-functional and light weight

By monkey

from Cambridge, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

I use the tripod with my Sony camcorder, attaching a shoe for a transistor and boom radio mike.
As I travel, I needed a tripod that was both sturdy and light weight. I am very pleased with this one.

 
5.0

Great for the money!

By dr. frets

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

Just starting our in digital video with my Olympus OM-D EM-5. I think this tripod is great for the money!

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