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Old April 27th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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Looking for simple jib recommendations.

Hi guys. Done a search, not much turned up other than the Skycrane.

I'm looking at a jib that can mount to a standard tripod (I have a manfrotto) and can privide me with pan and tilt. It doesn't need to be huge. 3-4 meters would be a good size.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

The alternative is to look at building one - does anyone know how good the Killer Camera Rigs book is?

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Old April 27th, 2005, 04:08 AM   #2
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Hi Aaron, not sure whether or not they've got dealers in NZ (I think they're a UK company) but the Hague Multi-Jib's not bad at 699 inc. VAT.

100mm bowl, optional 75mm step-ring (which should fit your Manfrotto, at a guess) and modular design allowing 2', 6' or 10' from pivot jib action - maximum extension from ground is somewhere around 14' (just over 3m), when mounted on a tripod.

Link:
http://www.b-hague.co.uk/Multi_Jib.htm

I'd avoid anything you can't mount a fluid head on (such as drive-from-rear cheap mini-jibs, but I doubt they'll be long enough for you anyway).
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Old April 27th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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Hi Aaron,

I'm probably pretty biased since I wrote "Killer Camera Rigs". Two of the cranes in the book can tilt, but not pan. In Volume 2 (due out at the end of the year) will have a motorized pan/tilt mount. The comments on the Praise page of DVcameraRigs.com are legit from people that ordered the book. You can take a look here: http://dvcamerarigs.com/praise.html

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