Alta PH-123V Video Pan Head


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The ALTA PH-123V is designed for larger video cameras. Constructed of state-of-the-art materials and utilises some of the most advanced production processes in order to deliver the most versatile and utilitarian product, helping raise the level of your work above the competition. It features an unwaveringly secure locking system that keeps your gear in place in all angles, and offers ultra-smooth motion for your pursuit of perfect videography results. 

The 2-way fluid video pan head safely supports up to 13.2lb / 6kg, and features a spring-loaded counterbalance system and a fine-tuning front to back adjustment for ideal balance and centre of gravity positioning for your camera. A counterbalance switch engages the system, and a large quick-shoe safety release button allows quick and secure removal of the camera.

  • Optimum Load Performance – 6kg/13.2lb maximum load capacity 
  • Perfect balance - Adjustable the camera position for the optimal centre of gravity, with spring-loaded counterbalance switch to ease drag tension
  • Precise – Bubble level for precise panoramic photo and videography, capable of tilting between +60° and -90° and provides 360° of swivel
  • Control – Long Handle guarantees full and smooth leverage, with full control of your gear in your hand
  • Ideal for left or right handed users – Handle can be positioned on the left/right hand side
  • Robust/Strong  – Magnesium alloy construction for lightweight and long-lasting performances
  • Compact – Easy to transport anywhere and lightweight
  • Smooth – Fluid mechanism with silk-like motion
  • Safe – Built-in safety pin, Secure Release System, Long Plate with laser engraved marking to optimize weight distribution
  • Pan Head Base – 58mm with fittings for 3/8" or 1/4" tripod threads

The Alta PH-123V can also be used for spotting scopes for those users who prefer the long handle and the locking knobs, over a twist handle.

For those looking to use a mirrorless/DSLR camera then you may prefer to consider the VEO 2 PRO range of APV 


The Vanguard ALTA PH-123V video head is a fluid video head that includes a spring-loaded counterbalance system and a fine-tuning front to back adjustment system, which provides the ultimate in optimal balance and makes sure your camera is set in the centre of gravity.

The counterbalance switch engages the system, and the adjustable drag tension provides an incredibly smooth pan and tilt experience and functions even with a long lens. The ALTA PH-123V guarantees fluid tilting movements between +60° and -90° and provides a full-range smooth 360° swivel.

This solid, flat 60mm base & closed-type construction head is designed to safely support up to 6kg /13.3lbs and weighs in at less than 1kg / 2.2lbs ounces, combining your performances with versatility and precision.

The flat base mount allows you to connect a variety of support systems; from sliders to tripods and monopods among others.

Its long ergonomic and anti-slip handle offers precise movements, the leverage you need and better control over heavy cameras. The handle is ambidextrous and can be set in both left and right handed positions.

The large quick-shoe safety release button allows quick and secure removal of the camera. The head is delivered with the QS-67 fitted with 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16 attachment interface and a video pin. The QS is 90mm in length.

For use with other add-ons thanks to Alta Link 3/8” connectors, the ALTA PH-123V is also fitted with a bright bulls eye bubble level for perfect levelling position.

The Vanguard ALTA PH-123V is great for photographers and videographers who are meticulous and demand stable shots and motion control while creating content.

Head Style 2-way Video Pan Head 2-way Video Pan Head
Handles One Long Handle One Long Handle
Model Number Alta PH-123V Alta PH-123V
Arca Swiss Compatible No (DIN compatible) No (DIN compatible)
Quick Shoe QS-67 QS-67
Maximum Load Capacity 13.2lbs 6kg
Separate Pan Lock Yes Yes
Friction Control Yes Yes
Swivel 360 degrees 360 degrees
Frontal Tilt -60 to 90 degrees -60 to 90 degrees
Spirit Bubble Levels 1 1
Height 4 inches 102mm
Base Diameter 2 1/4 inches 58mm
Head Attachment Thread 1/4 and 3/8 inch 1/4 and 3/8 inch
Weight 2.2lbs 990g
Accessories Quick Shoe and 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch adaptor thread included Quick Shoe and 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch adaptor thread included
Suitable For Mirrorless Yes (may be over-specified) Yes (may be over-specified)
Suitable For DSLR Yes Yes
Suitable For PRO Kit Yes Yes
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Extended Warranty 10 Years 10 Years
Series Alta Heads Alta Heads
Colour Anthracite Anthracite
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