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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone can advice me on the best way to mount a small 4ft crane that weigh about 8 pounds. I have a manfrotto tripod (16lbs capacity) with a 501 HDV head and a heavy duty light stand. I'd like to use the light stand however The 3/8 male thread on top of the light stand is too short to lock the crane to..i already went to a photo store and they suggested replacing the top piece with fabricated piece from a metal shop...

2nd option is to drill a bigger hole from a spare 501 quick release plate we have lying around but not sure it this can handle all the weight...the crane will be equipped with a DSLR + 14mm lens (2.7 lbs together) and about 10 lbs counter weight...any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old March 10th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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i bought that jib for about $370USD, carbon fibre, super light weight, even lighter than my Manfrotto 055 carbon. but they are not taking order at this moment. you can send them a message and ask about availability
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Old March 10th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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I have a 4 foot jib. You can read about the setup here. Glideshot 5' Tilting Jib, thoughts?

I now have a feisol panning base mounted between the tripod and the quick release plate that is not shown in the photos. FEISOL Panning Base PB-70
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