Slightly lighter and shorter than its bigger brother, the PHD-61Q, the Velbon PHD-51Q Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head delivers precise optimum performance on all 3 axis; allowing vertical and lateral tilt, with 360° panning. The Vertical tilt handle and the panning lock can be positioned for both left or right handed operation.
The retractable camera rotation stops prevent your camera from sliding when in vertical position, while the vertical control handle can be screwed into the pan/tilt handle for easier storage, and the camera mounting screw can be latterly adjusted for custom camera positioning
With calibrated scale markings on all axis, and a total of three leveling bubbles, getting the perfect level and angle, in Portrait or Landscape composition is greatly facilitated. Magnesium construction allows for a 20% weight reduction over traditional metals, while still maintaining the same stability and quality.