Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod Introduced – Quick Release and Rapid Setup

Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod Introduced - Quick Release and Rapid Setup

Ulanzi is known for providing photographers and videographers with innovative camera equipment accessories. After offering a range of lightweight travel tripods, their newest release, the VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod, is aimed at commercial shooting, outdoor large-scale broadcasts, photo studios, and more. Let’s have a look!

Ulanzi’s lineup of lightweight travel tripods, including the Video-Go, the F38, and the Zero Y, prioritized portability. Now, they’ve expanded their range by introducing a heavy-duty tripod with quick-release functionality, the VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod.

Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod
In the VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod Kit. Source: Ulanzi

The tripod has a maximum weight capacity of 25kg/55lb to handle various shooting equipment and long-lens setups. It folds down to 88.6cm/34.8in and comes with a carrying bag for easy transport.

Tripod legs with 5 different angles and a 5-step mid-level spreader for fine-tuning. Source: Ulanzi

One-click setup and 5 angles

The VideoFast tripod has a one-click setup process. With one click, the legs are extended and locked. The tripod has three leg sections, each measuring 51cm/20in, which can be independently adjusted at 21°, 24°, 27°, 30°, and 33° angles. The 5-section tubes and an expanded joint connection provide a high level of stability in various shooting environments, plus, there is a 5-step mid-level spreader to fine-tune angles and provide extra stability. Additionally, the tripod has interchangeable non-slip rubber feet, steel spikes, and a built-in bubble level. 

Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod
The camera can be quickly detached for handheld use. Source: Ulanzi

From tripod to handheld – a quick switch

There is a quick-release plate on the tripod and a universal quick-release plate on the head to attach and detach the camera quickly when switching between the tripod and handheld shooting. The secure locking mechanism can be disengaged with one press. The tripod also has a removable center column and adjustable leg angles via the gear mechanism.

Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod
Source: Ulanzi

The hydraulic head

The Ulanzi VideoFast’s hydraulic head features a dynamic balancing system, helping to minimize camera shake and smoothly return the head to a level position after pans or tilts. The 6+6+10 adjustment system allows for fine-tuning camera movement through 6 levels of damping (smoothness) on both the tilt and pan axes and the 10-level counterbalance ensures precise camera leveling after tilting. It also features 360° panning and +90°/-45° tilting. The ⌀75mm detachable bowl head has a load capacity of up to 10kg/22 lbs.

Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod
Leg angles can be independently adjusted. Source: Ulanzi

Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod – Specs

The tripod

  • Materials: Carbon Fiber or Aluminium Alloy
  • Dimensions: 88.6x17x16.5cm/ 34.88 x 6.69 x 6.50in
  • Net Weight (Carbon Fiber Versions): 4.8kg/10.5 lb
  • Net Weight (Aluminium Alloy Versions): 5.3kg/11.6 lb
  • Height (with the fluid head included): 78.5cm -164cm/30.9-64.5in
  • Collapsed Height (with the fluid head included): 83cm/32.6in
  • Load Capacity for Fluid Head: 10kg/22 lb
  • Load Capacity for Tripod Leg: 25kg/55 lb

The hydraulic head

  • Materials: Aluminium Alloy
  • Dimensions (without the handle): 27x13x12cm/10.63 x 5.12 x 4.72in
  • Handle Length: 40cm/15.75in
  • Net Weight: 2.2kg/4.85lb
  • Fluid Head Load Capacity: 10kg/22lb
  • Bowl Base Diameter: 75mm/2.95in
  • Counterbalance: 10 steps
  • Tilt Damping: 6 steps
  • Pan Damping: 6 steps

Price and availability

The Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod kit includes the tripod with the fluid head, a carry handle, a pan/tilt handle, an Allen wrench, a storage bag, and a user manual. The carbon fiber tripod retails at $599 (Early-Bird price is $499 from March 25-April 8, 2024), and the aluminum tripod retails at $499 (Early-Bird price is $399 from March 25-April 8, 2024).

You can purchase the VideoFast tripod and find more on their website here.

What do you think about the Ulanzi VideoFast Heavy Duty Tripod? Could you use something like this in your kit? What tripod are you currently using? Let us know in the comments!


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