Viltrox VX 18M Professional Video Tripod
March 2018 |
Photography / Videography
Viltrox isn't a name I heard before I found this tripod. But it's now a name I would trust in the future without hesitation!
After a disastrous experience with a Neewer defected tripod, I thought I'd give Viltrox VX-18M a go. And I'm glad I did! I like that it comes bagged in a strong, padded soft carry case with handles. Inside are instructions, which you SHOULD read, and an Alan key packet. The set-up is easy as you would expect. The tilt/pan handle is separate from the tripod body at first so you must decide which side to mount it and then screw it in place. Then just mount your camera on the sliding plate and you're good to go.
I love how this tripod's head is ALL METAL! The only plastic part is the tightening knob handles. The tilt and pans are fluid and smooth and the sturdiness of the legs are very impressive! I've already used this tripod on a short film and it performed awesomely. Shooting the movie involved having my full camera rig mounted with matte box, monitors, batteries etc all in all weighing around 10kg and it handled it all no problem.
The feet are very impressive and original in design. They are made rubber and are flat and large to get the best grip on even the slipperiest surfaces like glossy tile finished floors! These rubber feet can even be removed (albeit a little difficult) to reveal the spike for use on grass or soft dirt surfaces outside. But there is not one but two spikes angled perfectly to make them more effective.
For this price I would not even hesitate to purchase this tripod. It is vastly superior over similarly priced tripods by other companies. Order now, you wont be disappointing!
Folded height : 900mm (36 in)
Maximum height : 1880mm (74 in)
Minimum height : 830mm (32.7 in)
Bowl Size : 60mm (2.4 in)
Tilt range : -75 Degree to +90 Degree
Pan range : 360 Degree
Maximum Load capacity : 12kg (26.4 lbs)
Net weight : 3. 95kg (8.7 lbs)
Versatile -75 Degree to +90 Degree tilt range, 360 Degree pan range
Fluid damping head system for smooth rotate and tilt for recording
A Built-in bubble level for horizontal position
14.6 inch long handle can be installed on the right or left of head for inching adjusting
Dual-Lock for quick-release plate and the second safety locking pin prevents equipment from unexpected drop.
Large quick release plate for better bearing of DV or cameras.
The legs utilize large ergonomic lock adjustment knobs design for fast tripod height adjustment with strong locking.
The metal mid-spreader makes the tripod more stable.
Posted by Red
Posted on 08/03/2018 at 09:17pm
Modified on 30/09/2018 at 12:07am