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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #16
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Yes, Libec are really worth a look. I know quite a few people who changed to Libec from Manfrotto. Manfrotto have some nice tripods like the 535 with 503 but they are more expensive. There have been a few Libecs on the classifieds lately for good prices http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/private-c...ually-new.html
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Thanks Dan. This is exactly what I was looking for, that obscure good quality low budget tripod. I know that there are super expensive professional tripods out there, but for my needs, I can definitively go for the LS38. It is a bit more thatn 500 bucks, but it is more than I was looking for, when compared with the Manfrotto.

The only thing I need to clear up is wether it will be good fro the 5D M2? I mean the weight an all. Over the last few days I come to realize that if the camera is too light or too heavy there might be some issue with the fluid heads?
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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #17
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The only thing I need to clear up is wether it will be good fro the 5D M2? I mean the weight an all. Over the last few days I come to realize that if the camera is too light or too heavy there might be some issue with the fluid heads?
You can always add weight when using a small lens. And some lenses are heavier than the camera.

Because of the variance in weight and weight distribution of various lenses, the most important thing is to get something with enough capacity, and with a plate that slides far enough to handle different configurations. The Libec seems like a good candidate.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #18
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You can always add weight when using a small lens. And some lenses are heavier than the camera.

Because of the variance in weight and weight distribution of various lenses, the most important thing is to get something with enough capacity, and with a plate that slides far enough to handle different configurations. The Libec seems like a good candidate.
That Libec is the best tripod I've had so far. It's plate slides quite a bit but it's screw slides too so even in extreme cases you can balance almost anything.

But beware, that even Libec's fluid in the head tends to almost freeze in extremely low temperatures as do some MF lenses focusing rings because the dampening fluid loses it's viscosity in low temp, that is about -20 Celsius but it starts to thicken at 0C.

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