NEW DAIWA DST-103 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2011

An affordable heavy duty tripod for professional use, the DST-103 can handle up to 22 lbs (10kg) of camera and equipment. When mounted the camera rides smoothly and securely on an all-metal oil-filled fluid head. The head has 2 drag control settings independent of its pan and title locks as well as an industry standard 100mm ball mount.

Design with today's HDV camera rigs in mind the DST-103 is equally at home supporting traditional HD video cameras or HD DSLR cameras with rail systems The 22 lbs (10kg) capacity makes the DST-103 prefect for ENG applications. The heavy duty all-metal seal fluid head allows the camera to ride smoothly and effortlessly. The long-slide quick release camera plate a travel of +/- 60mm to make balancing a camera with mounted accessories easy. The head also has 2 drag control settings to adjust the feel of the movement to the equipment mounted on it. The head comes with one handle and can mount a second handle on the left side as well. (left-handed handle sold separately)

The DST-103's tripod had a 100mm ball mount for the head and 3 stage legs with dual rails on the upper two stages to increase stability and reduce flex. The DST-103 comes with a lockable mid-level spreader and a soft case. The tripod can fit into the standardized foot-pads, spreaders and dollies of the DAIWA broadcast system.


Model: DAIWA DST-103
Maximum Height: 64.25 in. (1,632mm)
Weight: 14.42 lbs (6,540g)
Capacity: 13 – 22 lbs (6-10kgs)
Closed Length: 34.25 in. (870mm)
Pan Range: 360 °
Ball Base: 100mm
Leg Sections: 3
Bubble level: Yes, battery illuminated for 20 sec.
Camera Attachment: Standard 3/8 and 1/4-20 with video pin
Suggested List Price: $ 999.00 USD
Warranty: 3 years USA warranty
Stock number: DW-DST103
Availability: August 2011

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