Velbon Videomate 538 Aluminum Tripod

Model #VIDEOMATE 538/F

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Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 4.8 x 4.7"
Package Weight 4.5 lb


Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet Not specified by manufacturer
Center Brace Yes
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Geared
Material Aluminum


Pan Lock Yes
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes, QB-4L quick-release included
Tilt Range Not specified by manufacturer
Tilt Lock yes
Pan Range 360°


Load Capacity Maximum: 6.61 lb / 3.0 kg Recommended: 4.41 lb / 2.0 kg
Weight 3.6 lb / 1.63 kg
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 24.02" / 61 cm
Minimum Height 1.88' / 0.56
Maximum Height With Column Extended: 5.28' / 1.61 m Without Column Extended: 4.2' / 1.28
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
29 September 2015

I previously owned a Velbon tripod which was really good, so I naturally assumed this one would be good too. Unfortunately the 538 is really light duty. I should have studied the weight of the tripod, it only weighs 4 lb in the box (with the carrying case).

B h photo.34921152
30 October 2013

I use this tripod with a small HD consumer video cam with a filmmaking class of HS students. It is durable and meets all of our needs the fluid head is nice and smooth.

26 May 2015

Bought to enhance DSLR videography. Delivers in spades.

  • +

    Easily Adjusted, Smooth Movement

28 April 2015

I use this for filming inteviews and seminars and its great for static shots as solid fixes in position well however if you intend to do titling and panning mid shot its not great, panning is ok but tilting is an issue. Also when you lock it in place the head moves as you tighten the lock.

  • +

    Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight

  • -

    Jerky Movement

Product Highlights
  • 3.6 lb Aluminum Tripod
  • Fluid Pan and Tilt Head
  • Maximum Height of 5.28'
  • Maximum Load Capacity of 6.61 lb
  • Folded Length of 24.02"
  • Includes Carry Bag
In The Box
  • Velbon Videomate 538 Aluminum Tripod
  • QB-5RL Quick Release Platform
  • PH-358 Fluid Pan and Tilt Head
  • Tripod Carrying Case
  • 5-Year Warranty
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