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Davis & Sanford Provista Grounder Video Tripod

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$ 176.99 USD

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SKU: PROVISTAGR18
Description

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.
Returns

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 https://tiffen.com/pages/contact 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.

Warranty

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 If the product has been superseded, warranty replacement can be made with a current model of the same quality performing the equivalent function.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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05/18/2019

Four Stars

Not bad for the price

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Omar Popal
05/18/2019

Excellent tripod except one thing

We bought this tripod for a camcorder to record our church service from the sound room which is about 75 feet from the pulpit. Since we are using a 25x zoom, a good steady and smooth pan was needed. This tripod has a very smooth pan and does fine for our application except one thing. Our application requires the tripod to be placed on a counter 4 feet high and the the camera mount to be extended and additional 4 feet. This tripod does not have an extending post that can be cranked up so the only option is to extend the legs. But if the legs are extended as far as we need to, one of the legs would be off the counter. There is no control to freeze the angle of the legs to have a stable leg position. The most stable position for the leg angle is to open the legs up until they hit a built-in stop. The old tripod had both a control to freeze the angle of the legs in an extension crank-up post. But the Davis & Sanford tripod has a very superior pan capability over the old Bausch and Lomb tripod. This leg problem is something we are working around and would not be concerned with if the tripod was placed on the floor and not on a counter.

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F. Marsh
04/06/2019

Five Stars

perfect for the price.

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efrain p.
02/13/2019

Definitely not a light weight!

If you want a light, flimsy tripod look somewhere else! This thing is a beast compared to my old tripod. It may not be ideal to take backpacking or something. Just about everything on it is metal except for the leg latches and the grips on the handles. I think I like it better with one handle, either way, very happy with this purchase.

TC
Tiffen Customer
01/30/2019

I'm pleased with this tripod

Our company has several commercially produced videos out and I've presented on a couple of them. My work also occasionally has me presenting at schools or universities where we give presentations recorded by AV departments. Because I've been looking at purchasing a good tripod for our company, I've paid attention to the video tripods used in studios and at schools. I've also been looking a camera stores and at big box stores that have good photo departments. I haven't been all that impressed at what I've found in the less than $500 budget we had set. After reading reviews of this tripod I decided to take a chance and order one. I like this tripod better than any of those I've seen or looked at. The smooth solid action is the fluid head is exactly what I'd hoped for. The tripod is very stable and I'm impressed with its quality. I can see where the location and design of the tilt/pan handles could be a problem with through-the-lens viewfinders. The handles are somewhat adjustable and I believe I could easily work around the issues if I actually used a TTL viewfinder rather than the camera's LCD screen. At the price, I think it's an incredible bargain.

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