My affinity for Sirui started with the P-204S Monopod. I began to look into the company and realized they made a plethora of other camera/video equipment. One such specific piece of gear that caught my eye was the VH-10 Video Fluid Head. Coming in at a hefty $250 USD MSRP, I knew exactly what I was going to begin saving up for. I did see it on Amazon for around $180 USD so I knew I would only have to save up for a short time.
Little did I know Sirui had seen my video on the P-204S and really enjoyed it. So much so, they reached out to me and offered to correct the issues I identified with the feet of the monopod and wanted to know if I was interested in reviewing another item of theirs - fluid/ball head specific. At that moment I was excited to ask for the VH-10. Here are my thoughts:
As soon as I put my hands on the fluid head I knew this thing was meant for my workflow. This is one of those special times when I could not find anything that needed improvement. The VH-10 is perfectly designed, engineered, and manufactured. It's like Sirui took all the best features of current competition and implemented it in a stylish and practical fashion.
The VH-10 had a couple of noteworthy things that sold me on it:
- It features an all metal/aluminum construction.
- The tilt and pan drag are the smoothest I've ever experienced.
- Quickplate mounting is adapted to my current workflow (supports the Manfrotto 501).
- Pan and quickplate locks feature quick tightening (it only takes 1/4 turn to tighten things down on the VH-10).
- It's friggin' beautiful!