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Old September 15th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Libec or Miller Jib?

Was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction here, please:

I am considering a Jib and have found that the Australian-made Miller Pro Jib is a popular choice. But I have also found the Libec kit which is better value as it includes a tripod/dolly/bag and a mount that lets you use the camera UNDER the jib head for real ground-hugging shots.

Has anyone used a Libec, as it certainly seems better value than the Miller.

It will be for ENG style cameras such as the Sony DSR-570.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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I am wondering the same thing, but will use the Jib for a fully rigged EX-3. What I find strange ist that I can't find a manufacturers site for the Libec. What is the name of the company making the Libec? Libec? Where are they based? All I can find is small photographs of the jib on various resellers sites.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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I have used the Miller jib but not the Libec jib.
The weakest link in a jib setup are the legs.
I do have experience with Libec heads/tripods, and have to say the Libec legs are their weak link.

I personally own a Cobra Crane I+ and a Trovato Tote jib.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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What I find strange ist that I can't find a manufacturers site for the Libec. What is the name of the company making the Libec? Libec? Where are they based? All I can find is small photographs of the jib on various resellers sites.
Libec is a Japanese company former known as Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co.

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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I've have been renting a EZFX jib a few times and found it a pleasure to work with.

Much cheaper than the Miller. For the price of the Miller jib arm only, you'll have a complete EZFX jib system with tripod, weights and EZFX handle.

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Libec information

For the record you can find a lot on information about Libec tripods on the libec europe link in this thread (to Ianiro UK, Libec's UK importer).

Edit: Their server appears to be having problems when I just checked (22/02/2009).... but when it was (is?) working you could access all the on-line manuals, drawings and part numbers etc. of all their products.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/tripod-st...e-comment.html
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:08 AM   #7
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Their server appears to be having problems when I just checked (22/02/2009).... but when it was (is?) working you could access all the on-line manuals, drawings and part numbers etc. of all their products.
You can also access all of this on their international website.

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