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Velbon PHD-52Q Pan Head

Item # 780PHD52Q

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Our take on the Velbon PHD-52Q Pan Head

Velbon's compact, lightweight PHD-52Q pan head works with Velbon monopods and tripods. It lets you quickly and easily pan and tilt your digital camera or camcorder to almost any position using dual grip handles. Use the three-axis bubble level on the pan head to make sure your shots are precisely lined up. You can also thread the quick-release plate into the tripod socket of your camera and leave it in place. That way, you can quickly attach and detach your camera from the tripod, saving you those crucial few seconds when you're trying to capture a fleeting shot.

Product Highlights:

  • for Velbon monopods and tripods
  • holds up to 17 lbs
  • 1/4" and 3/8" tripod sockets
  • 4-way head with both pan and tilt handles
  • quick-release plate
  • three-axis bubble level for accurate leveling
  • lightweight magnesium construction
  • height: 4-7/8"
  • weight: 1.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • PHD-52Q pan head
  • QB-62 Quick release platform (installed)
  • Panning/Tilting handle (with flat washer)
  • Telescopic Side Tilt handle (with washer)
  • 3/8" MF screw adapter
  • MF screwdriver
  • Operating Manual

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Overview: The Velbon PHD-52Q is a 4-way magnesium pan head for use with Velbon tripods and monopods. It has a QB-62 quick release shoe for easily attaching and detaching your D-SLR camera or camcorder. (It can also accept a QB-157 or QB-635L quick release platform.) It mounts to your camera and tripod with a universal 1/4" mounting screw. There is also a 3/8" screw adapter inserts for tripods with 3/8" screws. This 4-3/4" tall pan head is capable of handling equipment up to 17 pounds. It weighs 1-1/2 pounds.

Interchangeable Handles: The PHD-52Q comes with two panhandles: a 5-5/8" long panning and tilting handle, and a side tilt handle that telescopes from 4-1/2" to 5-1/2". The side tilt handle can be inserted from the left or right sides, whichever you prefer. The handles are also interchangeable.

Bubble Levels: The PHD-52Q has three bubble levels to help you get your pictures level perfect.

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