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                                Product Manager
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New Davis & Sanford

ProVista 7518 Tripod and Head

PMA, Booth #1924, Orlando, February 24, 2002 Davis & Sanford Tripods, a Tiffen Company brand, recently introduced the ProVista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head, both of which are ideally suited to handle the many new Mini DVs and large camcorders being developed. 

The ProVista 7518 Tripod is designed for videographers who need a heavy-duty tripod for a variety of field, studio, educational, and industrial applications. It supports cameras weighing up to 18 pounds. The ProVista is a three-section aluminum tripod with a non-glare black anodized finish. Quick release leg locks are easy to use even in the cold. For fast setup, the locks flip open and close with only a half twist.

The top-leg section of the tripod has double-strut construction for stability. A 75 millimeter claw ball adds mobility and stability to your shooting. The 3/8"-16 mounting screw will accept most professional tripod heads. The rubber feet provide traction on any surface, indoors and out. Maximum height for the ProVista is 64 inches, minimum height is 31 inches. Tripod weight without a head is 8 pounds.

Matched up perfectly to the ProVista 7518 tripod is the FM18 Fluid Head, which can also hold up to 18 pounds. Designed for heavy-duty use with Mini DVs and large camcorders, offering fluid-smooth 360 panning and 90 up-and-down tilting. Separate, asy-grip knobs lock and unlock the panning and tilting mechanism. The large platform measures 3-1/4" by 3".

The quick-release plate features a 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 mounting screw to attach most any camera to the platform easily. Two handles, which can be used together or separately in multiple positions are provided. The FM18 weighs 3.25 pounds. A durable, padded carrying bag is included in the Provista 7518 tripod and head kit.

Davis & Sanford has been providing a variety of tripods and support systems to the motion picture and broadcast industries for over 60 years. Powder-coated and anodized finishes help resist abrasion under the heaviest use; aircraft-quality aluminum and high-tech synthetics create the highest durability and portability. The Davis & Sanford line also includes tripod heads, platforms, dollies, and many other accessories to meet a wide variety of video applications.

The ProVista 7518 tripod with FM15 Fluid Head carry the Davis & Sanford 10-year warranty and are available through the Tiffen worldwide dealer network. For more information, contact the Tiffen Company at 90 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788-3886, 631-273-2500, fax: 631-273-2557, e-mail at, or on the Web at