The Velbon PH-157Q 3-Way Aluminum Panhead (Black Handle) is a traditional tripod head that supports SLR cameras with zoom lenses. It is constructed from strong die-cast aluminum, allowing it to hold heavy loads whilst weighing just 570g. The head comes complete with a quick release platform which makes attachment of your camera quick and simple.
A single long pan-handle for both pan and tilt axes enables you to focus more on the subject and provides smooth movement of your camera where precise adjustment is required. The 1/4-20" female thread is used to connect the head to the tripod firmly.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I recently purchased this tripod head for my landscape photography needs .... And it does very well for that purpose. It holds my Canon 7D camera body with either my Canon 16-35mm lens or my Canon 24-70mm lens on it. Either set up is very stable on a Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod. The Velbon head is described as a three-way pan tilt head and it does that just fine ... Be aware that there are only two controls for the three variations. The long arm controls both the swivel and the forward and back tilt feature. This is not a problem for me ..... Just wanted to make people aware of that. One last caution ... Make sure that you are aware that the head comes with a 1/4" thread and you will need to order a 3/8" thread adapter if your tripod has a 3/8" threaded stud on it. Overall opinion is that this tripod head is a very good value for the cost.
I really like this head I have bought 3 of them I have two tripods and 1 extra head.