The VA-5 fluid head provides damped, smooth and highly controllable movements which makes it ideal for use with DSLRs when used for videoing, camcorders and spotting scopes. Unusually, it also comes with a 69mm Arca-pattern quick release plate rather than a type-specific one, which also makes it adaptable to a wide range of other accessories. Tilt friction is continuously adjustable and the rotating base can be locked. Two spirit levels ensure easy and accurate levelling. The 23cm long pan arm is adjustable and there is a built-in spring counterbalance which is optimised for 1kg loads.