4 Stars By Jeff R on 2014-05-06
Solid construction and smooth panning but the tilt could use some work.
I purchased this head for use with my spotting scope and an Induro AT-313 tripod, which I use for digi-scoping videos of wildlife. When using long lenses to shoot video any small movement is magnified, so the sturdier the mount the better the final product. Overall this head is well built, it's very sturdy, when paired with the AT-313 it rock solid. The detachable plate fits securely, with no play. Panning with this head is very smooth and works as advertised. Now for my only complaint, the tilt hangs every time you stop moving it. Even at the lowest tension setting, changing the tilt requires a bit too much force to start and causes you to overshoot. Small adjustments to the tilt can be a bit frustrating. It's probably not a big deal if you are just using a video camera, but it's very noticable when your are digi-scoping. So I can't give it 5 stars but I still think this is a nice tripod head.
The 2DayDeliver description for the PH-114V states that it "supports up to 13.2 lbs", but that is incorrect, the PH-114V supports 17.6 lbs. That could be important when trying to choose a tripod head, since the PH-113V is rated for 13.2 lbs.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-02-27
Made all the difference in our videos! Love it
5 Stars By Tomcat on 2015-03-23
This pan head is perfect for my home videos
I replaced an older tripod and the new tripod came with a ball head. This pan head is perfect for my home videos.
4 Stars By Tabpro on 2017-06-05
Fantastic for the price however I wish it was still more fluid.
1 Stars By J. Roy on 2017-08-09
I get about 1 year out of the PH-114V head ...
I get about 1 year out of the PH-114V head before the fluid starts leaking. Poorly designed and obviously there are compatibility issues with the fluid and the o-ring seal. Try and get support from Vanguard..it's a joke