Velbon VS-443D 4-Section Aluminum Versatile Tripod with Ball Head

Model #VS 443D

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Diameter (Top Leg Section) 0.91" (23mm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No/no
Material Aluminum


Material Aluminum
Quick Release Yes
Height 3.86" (98mm)
Weight 0.68 (310 g)
Head Type Ball head


Load Capacity 11 lb (5 kg)
Maximum Height 63.4" (161.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.1" (140.0 cm)
Minimum Height 9.45" (24.0 cm)
Folded Length 22.8" (57.9 cm)
Weight 4.08 lb (1.85 kg)

Center Column

Center Brace No
Center Column Type Geared, reversible, tilting
Center Column Sections Not specified by manufacturer
Bubble Level Yes
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
20 June 2019

Bought this for doing macro work or getting my camera up over railings with wide angle lenses. The tripod isn't that heavy duty but I knew this going into it, I truly wish a heavy duty carbon fiber version was produced with this unique and very useful design.

B h photo.34921152
7 June 2018

This tripod is unique in that it provides great flexibility in DSLR live view shooting/video shooting due to the ease in handling, quick and smooth geared/twist lock handle. Not recommended for Canon 5D/grip class of cameras with mid telephoto/long macro lens combination, as this posed a challenge...

B h photo.34921152
30 March 2016

I really like this tripod. I was looking for a general purpose tripod that would also be more useful for macro work, without spending a ton of money. This fits the bill nicely. I especially like the extension arm that can be move to any position on the ball head and then cranked in and out, which is...

B h photo.34921152
2 November 2018

I am using this for more than an year and I love this one. Just not giving 5 star because of the weight. Its a little on heavier side for me!

B h photo.34921152
26 March 2014

Needed to upgrade my tripod and found this guy. It has many features I found myself needing while progressing through the challenges of many shoots. This tripod incorporates a 180o center column tilt that can be set at a 90o lateral or any other position.

B h photo.34921152
26 May 2015

it is firm and easy to use. works great with my Nikon dslr camera.

B h photo.34921152
28 September 2014

It's light and easy yo use especially for macro.

B h photo.34921152
10 March 2014

The tripod for super-macros photo !!!

B h photo.34921152
9 August 2013

This tripod is truly versatile. I would have preferred to have my choice for the ball head,e.g. arcs-swiss. I have only used it around home so far.

B h photo.34921152
20 February 2013

Love it! Great piece of equipment for the money!

Product Highlights
  • 63.5" Maximum Height
  • Tilting Geared Center Column
  • Ball Head with Quick Release
  • 9.45" Height with Low-Angle Leg Position
  • 22.8" Folded Length
  • Load Capacity of 12 lb
  • Weighs Just 4.1 lb
In The Box
  • Velbon VS-443D Aluminum Tripod with QHD-53D Ball Head
  • QHD-53D Ball Head
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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