The ProVista 7518 Tripod is designed for videographers who need a heavy-duty tripod for a variety of field, studio, educational, and industrial applications. It supports cameras weighing up to 18 pounds. The ProVista is a three-section aluminum tripod with a non-glare black anodized finish. Quick release leg locks are easy to use even in the cold. For fast setup, the locks flip open and close with only a half twist.
The top-leg section of the tripod has double-strut construction for stability. A 75 millimeter claw ball adds mobility and stability to your shooting. The 3/8"-16 mounting screw will accept most professional tripod heads. The rubber feet provide traction on any surface, indoors and out. Maximum height for the ProVista is 64 inches, minimum height is 31 inches. Tripod weight without a head is 8 pounds.
Matched up perfectly to the ProVista 7518 tripod is the FM18 Fluid Head, which can also hold up to 18 pounds. Designed for heavy-duty use with Mini DVs and large camcorders, offering fluid-smooth 360° panning and 90° up-and-down tilting. Separate, easy-grip knobs lock and unlock the panning and tilting mechanism. The large platform measures 3-1/4" by 3".
The quick-release plate features a 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 mounting screw to attach most any camera to the platform easily. Two handles, which can be used together or separately in multiple positions are provided. The FM18 weighs 3.25 pounds. A durable, padded carrying bag is included in the Provista 7518 tripod and head kit.