Velbon FHD51QN Video Tripod Head

for use with Sherpa+ 530 tripod

Item #: 780FHD51QN

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This lightweight, three-way fluid tripod head has all move-smoothing capability of a larger tripod head in a compact package. It's perfect for holding lighter-weight video and still cameras weighing up to 5.5 pounds. It features a quick-release plate so you can quickly go hand-held, a spring counter-balance system for enhanced stability, and an on-board bubble level so your setup will feature an even horizon. Fluid heads are a must for professional-looking video camera moves.

While this unit works with many other tripods, it is an ideal mate for our Velbon Sherpa+ 530 tripod.

Product Highlights:

  • 3-way fluid tripod head is designed for video cameras up to 5.5 lbs.
  • quick-release plate
  • bubble level
  • spring counter-balance system
  • 1/4" tripod socket
  • height: 3-3/4"
  • weight: 21.52 oz.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • FHD-51QN fluid head for tripod (with QB-F51 quick release plate installed)
  • 3/8" MF screw adapter
  • MF screwdriver
  • Tilt handle

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Overview: The Velbon FHD-51QN is a 2-way aluminum fluid head for tilting and panning, designed for use with most Velbon tripods. The head weighs 22.4 ounces. It is ideal for video cameras and camcorders, as well as for shooting movies with a DSLR. It can also be used with binoculars and field scopes.

Adjustable Mounting Plate: It has a QB-F51 adjustable mounting plate for easily attaching and detaching your video camera. You can move the camera forward or backward to improve the center of gravity position for the camera and head. (It can also accept a QB-F51L long type quick release plate.) The QB-F51 plate is 3.9" x 1.8", has a standard 1/4" mounting screw for the camera.

Tripod Mount: The FHD-51QN has a 1.8" diameter base, which mounts to tripods with a universal 1/4" mounting screw. It comes with a 3/8" screw adapter insert for tripods with 3/8" screws. This 3.7" tall head is capable of handling equipment up to 7.7 pounds.

Handle: The FHD-51QN comes with a 9" panhandle with a quick release locking lever.

Bubble Level: The FHD-51QN has a single bubble level to help you get your pictures level perfect.

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