The ultra compact Sirui VA-5 Pan Head is the perfect backcountry head to use with larger spotting scopes. With maximum load capacity of up to 6.6 lbs the Sirui VA-5 Pan Head is the ideal fluid video head to use with high end spotting scopes, DSLR system cameras, and camcorders. With its advanced fluid system, it allows for a soft, quiet and vibration-free pan and tilt when glassing those high country bucks. The tilt friction can be adjusted continuously while the rotary pan motion friction is fixed. A spring loaded counter balance allows the head to hold its position without lock down in most instances. The head is extremely smooth and allows for very precise adjustments to be made and is intuitive to use. The Safety Lock system prevents accidental removal of the release plate.