Induro PHQ1 Quintaxial Positioning 5-way Panhead, with PU-60 Arca Swiss Compatible Plate - Maximum Load: 25.3 lbs

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About Induro PHQ1

A series of Panheads providing photographers with freedom for camera positioning never before available in a single product. This latest development utilizes a patent pending Quintaxial concept. Offering dual tilt, base and top plate rotation, and an Arca-Swiss style quick release system.

These Panheads allow photographers to have full repeatable indexing on five axesfor maximum control and flexibility. Another patent pending first is the set of unique folding control handles which simplifies packing and transport.

Ideal for studio and on-location shoots plus extended panoramics, the PHQ can easily be used for QTVR, spherical and 3D photography with 3rd party accessories. Available in two sizes, each PHQ Panhead includes a matching Arca-Swiss compatible Quick Release Plate.



The Induro PHQ1 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(4)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (3),Stable (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (4)

Induro PHQ1 Features

  • Quintaxial Positioning (Patent Pending): full five-way convenient and compact camera positioning system
  • Five fully Graduated scales: see and set the position of your tilts, pans and shifts
  • Five Bubble Levels: high-visibility levels can be viewed on all sides while making adjustments
  • Horizontal and Vertical Pan Locking Controls: independent movement and lockingcontrols
  • Angular and Spherical Rotation: provide 360-degree rotational control on both base and head tilt axis
  • Folding Front/Rear and Side/Side Tilt Handles (Patent Pending): simplifies complete tripod/head packing and transport
  • Variable Direction Arca-Swiss Compatible Quick Release Clamp: interchangeable industry standard QR system
  • Nodal Point Orientation (with optional 3rd party accessories): extends the capabilities to advanced panoramic, QTVR, spherical and 3D photography

Induro PHQ1 Specifications

Maximum Load
25.3 lb (11.5 kg)
Height
4.3 in (110 mm)
Width IncludesG Handles
7.0 in (178 mm)
Length Including Handles
7.8 in (197 mm)
Tilt Range
+90°/-15° Front; +90°/-45° Side
Panning Range
360° on both fixed and variable axes
Seperate Panning Lock
Yes, two
Quick Release (QR) Plate
Dovetail (Arca-Swiss compatible); PU-60 Quick Release Plate included
Bubble Level
Yes, five
Head Mount Thread Size
1/4"-20 (with standard QR Plate)
Base Diameter*
2.2 in (56 mm); fits Size 0 & 1 Tripods
Base Mount Thread
3/8"-16
Weight
1.9 lb (0.9 kg)
Warranty
2 years (+3 with online Registration = 5 total)

Induro PHQ1 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
5.0

Very Nice Quality Piece

By

from St. Albans, WV  -  Photo Enthusiast

This head does exactly what I was looking for. It is easy to use. Also got the Induro AT413 Tripod w/carrying case and makes a great solid combination for my new Canon D5 MK3. The head can stay attached to the tripod and with the folding handles fits nicely inside the tripod case for easy transport.

 
2.0

Good Idea - Bad Build Quality and Design

By

from NYC  -  Pro Photographer

This head seems like a good idea and it would be if a little more thought went into the design and if it was made to higher quality standards. My head has broken after less than a year - the small knob that loosens the panning on the head base is stripped and can not be locked down nor can the head now be removed from the legs without damaging both. The knob that stripped has always been the weak link anyway because it is too small and difficult to tighten and loosen, especially with gloves on or if your fingers are cold. It should be a lever instead. The folding handles are really great idea BUT they are made poorly and even when tightened down seem very loose. The movements on the head are very jerky and I found it quite hard to make fine adjustments to level the head because it is not smooth and jumps during adjustments. The bubble levels are very small and are fine outside on a sunny day but are VERY difficult to see in low light situations (which I am shooting in often.) The additional pan adjustment on the top is also a great idea but what you can do (which I have now done) is get a panning arca adapter and put it on ANY pan tilt head (i.e. a better quality head) and you will then have the same functionality. For the price, I expected this head to be much, much better quality. I am giving it 2 stars rather than one because it's not a total piece of junk (assuming they replace my broken one) but be warned that your money is better spent elsewhere.

 
5.0

Seriously tight tolerances!

By

from PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This 5 way panning head is just simply amazing--never before have I used a head that works this well! I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in panoramas, automotive shots, or any landscapes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Induro New 5-way Panhead

By

from Center Line, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am just learning how to use the pan head an have used the ball head for over twenty years. I wanted to learn and shoot panoramic scenes and the ball tended to rise and fall. The new Induro PQH keeps everything on the same plane.

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