At CP+ 2023, Leofoto was showing tow yet to be announced fluid head flat base tripods, the BV-30 and the BV-20. These new models will join the existing BV-10, BV-15, and BV-30M.
The BV-30 has a claimed payload capacity of up to 20kg / 44lb.
The fluid head features four levels of counterbalance on the tilt axis and there are four settings for drag on the pan axis.
It also has an adjustable drop-in Arca Swiss quick-release plate.
- Compact and lightweight
- Flat base with a 3/8″-16 threaded mounting interface
- Aluminum construction
- Arca-Swiss QR plate with anti-twist pads prevent metal-to-metal contact
- 360° pan motion and +90/-75° tilt adjustment
- Individual pan and tilt locks
- Bubble level
- Two rosette pan handle mounts
- Pan handle included
I had a brief play with the fluid head at CP+ 2023 and it felt nice to use. It certainly looks like a decent, affordable option for anyone looking for a flat base fluid head that can handle a high payload capacity.
The BV-20 is a slightly smaller flat base fluid head tripod with a payload capacity of up to 15kg / 33 lb.
Above you can see how it compares to the BV-30 when it comes to size.
The BV-20 features a slightly different top drop in plate mechanism.
Price & Availability
There is currently no pricing or availability for these new fluid heads as they are yet to be officially released. For a price reference, the Leofoto LS-324CEX Tripod and BV-10 Video Head retail for $414.26 USD.