FOR SALE: A Vinten Post Head (Swan), in good condition. Pan and tilt drag setting are fluid and silky smooth. Locks work well, as does the camera platform worm gear that allows you to tilt the camera platform fore and aft. Pan handle lock and ring also work well. Has wear and use marks, but everything is well taken care of and very clean.
This nodal swing head weighs 20lbs, has a payload capacity of 50lbs
, and is designed so that the center of gravity of the camera remains in the body of the camera. Performing small, smooth moves, even at the long end of zooms, is simple and repeatable. No need to fight the counter balance springs Drag is infinitely adjustable (through 8 levels) on both pan and tilt axes
Like other swing heads, this can be under slung on jibs. or even rail dollies.
DOES NOT come with a ball or Mitchell base. DOES NOT come with camera mounting screw(s).
Has 4 hole bottom for mounting 4-hole bases, like 150mm/Mitchell...can also use Vinten quick mount bases, which come in a variety of styles. Also uses 3/8" camera plate screws...but make sure they're no shorter than 1" from tip to head...the camera mounting plate is thick...it's not like regular tripod plates...you can see in the pics above...
Also comes with a copy of the original operations/maintenance manual, that covers the major aspects of the Post Head, including construction, operation, maintenance, parts etc...
Ships in a well used Pelican 1550 with pluck foam.
This is an incredibly well engineered, and well built tripod head. If you're looking for a nodal swing head, this is one you might want to consider. I'm actually kind of sad to see her go...but my jobs don't use big cameras anymore, and this Swan doesn't see any action anymore...
SHIPS TO US. PAYPAL please. Buyer pays shipping.