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Old April 10th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Head for Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly

I'm wondering what people are using for higher end flat-base heads on the pocket dolly. I've looked at the offerings from Manfrotto, but the weight limit is too low. I'm shooting with an EX-1R with wide angle lens, and swit battery. This config exceeds the weight limit of most if not all flat base heads.

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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Head for Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly

You might want to check out the Weifeng 717AH head. I use it with DSLR's and the Sony FS-100. It's a decent cost-effective option. I did a video review here:
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #3
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Thanks Oren. Pretty hard to beat a fluid head for under $80!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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Re: Head for Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly

Useful information here and as a result I'm about to order a Weifeng head from China subject to some info. re shipping times. I have a Gitzo 2941 pod with a levelling centre column and have been looking at, and buying, lightweight flat base heads for video.

Manfrotto 701 is so so. Not really happy with my Canon XH-G1s attached. I bought a Berlebach 552 head from Germany. Superbly made, tiny but will take a heavy load, but sadly not for video though would be excellent for stills.

Fingers crossed re the Weifeng. My "normal" head is a Sachtler DVS6 on Manfrotto legs. Just too heavy for reasonable mobility.

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