Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod


$ 176.99 USD

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SKU: PROVISTAGR18Categories: Davis & Sanford, Shop All, Staff Picks, Video Tripod

The Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod is a professional tripod system featuring the FM18 fluid head. This system offers ball head leveling with heads that are equipped with a 65 to 75mm ball and an 18 lbs capacity.

FM18 Head
This fluid head offers smooth operation, quick release plate balance system and two pan handles.
Tripod Legs
The legs incorporate a 65mm bowl that has been specially formed to allow you to support a ball head with a 65 to 75mm ball.

Return requests for orders placed on the Tiffen website or through our sales team can be made within 30 days of receipt of your order except custom orders. Items must be in the original packaging, unused and in new condition.

All returns require a Return Authorization form which can be obtained by contacting us at with your Tiffen order # and/or receipt.  Once you submit a request, a return authorization with instructions will be provided to you. Returns without a return authorization will not be accepted.

Tiffen will pay for return shipping on any orders with errors caused by Tiffen.  We must be notified within the 30 day return window. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer in all other instances. Returns for refunds to the original payment method only, no credit or exchanges.

Any questions, please contact our Customer Service Team at 800 645-2522 or via the Contact Us form available at the link above.


Defective items are covered by our Warranty policy.  Warranties vary by product, more information can be found below. Tiffen warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal conditions of use and service for the stated period of time listed below and based on the date of original purchase.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. 

Tiffen's obligation under its warranty policy is limited at its option, to either repair or replace the defective product. If the product has been superseded, warranty replacement can be made with a current model of the same quality performing the equivalent function. 

This warranty is expressly made in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including specifically without limiting the generality thereof, any implied warranty or merchantability, and of all other obligations or liabilities.  Tiffen shall under no circumstances be liable for any consequential damages, expenses or losses or damages resulting from a defect of its product. 

Please submit all warranty inquiries at the link below.  Make sure to include a copy of your purchase receipt (no order or shipping confirmation), Tiffen order # (if ordered directly from Tiffen), a detailed description of the issue and how it happened as well as photos and/or narrated video to support your written description of the issue.

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Solid and smoot

Is not the top of the line in tripods but it out perform my expectations, super smoot head, solid and stable. use with no fear with any camera

Cesar R.


Leaks oil. Eventually dies

Bro Montana

Sturdy cheap starter tripod for beginners

Good mid range priced tripod, not cheap and flimsy but not a bank buster. It is heavy which is good for stability but not that great for traveling or taking on treks. The fluid head seems to work well, silky smooth motion.

Jackson H

Overall very good, but tighten those bolts!

This is my 2nd one in 3 years, the first one was almost exactly the same except now of course there's more plastic. The Legs allow for a wider spread with the push of a button, something I'll never use but nice to have I guess. For a field tripod, I found this very convenient and more often than not I end up using it for entire shoots. The head is very good, not perfect, but very good. The weight is perfect for me, heavy enough for stability in windy shoots but light enough to quickly haul around from scene to scene. Quick release is still great it sits a little taller than the older model. I bought this 2nd tripod because the hex nut fell off on one of the legs and the inner sleeves fell apart. Take my advice and USE the alan wrench to tighten the bolts periodically. If they fall apart, I found it impossible to get right again. I attempted to contact David & Sanford via their website (which was not very impressive) and asked about the "10 year warranty" No response whatsoever, so don't have a problem.


Five Stars

amazing for the price.