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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Support enough for the JVC

This is on special, is this good enough for the JVC

http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/article.cfm?id=10750

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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I use this tripod w/ my HD-100 and it works fine. It doesn't provide the smoothest pans/tilts but for $250 it is a great deal for something that actually works.

Most real tripods are over $1,000.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #3
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exactly, I'm not looking professional, just something to start with. The head is fluid right?
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Old September 28th, 2006, 01:06 AM   #4
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exactly, I'm not looking professional, just something to start with. The head is fluid right?
According to the links you provided, yes, it's a fluid head.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #5
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Well i decided to order that and the quick release plate along with it hoping it'll suit the JVC
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Old September 28th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #6
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I use this tripod too. It's a left over from my XL1 days. Not that it was ever great for the camera either. It does the job. As my bulk of work doesn't call for a lot of pans and tilt I never really bothered in buying a better tripod. But I am thinking more and more as of lately. It's not really a real fluid head by the way. It's what they call a "fluid effect".
I have been thinking of starting a thread asking what set of sticks people are using with the camera. Maybe people could post what they are using here on this thread? So we don't have to start a new thread for that.
So what are you guys using?
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:25 AM   #7
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Videomaker says its fluid, bhphoto also marks it's title as fluid. If it wasn't it would specify "fluid effect". Am I wrong?
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #8
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Well, as I said I have it and have been using it for the last 5 years or so. It's strong and very sturdy, apart from the plastic lever that locks it down. Maybe they changed the lever on newer units and maybe they made it into a real fluid head.
I bought mine from B&H as well and it was listed as fluid head too.But real fluid head it ain't! Not mine.
But the important thing is you to be happy with it. You may find it's enough for the work you do.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:39 AM   #9
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My goal is i would like to pull off a tilt(not so much pan) with somewhat resistance, if theres a jerk to start with so be it, but if there's an inconsistency in moving, then no. Do you experience this?
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:44 AM   #10
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Jerking on starting you can count on, unless you really train on it. During movement it's pretty doable though. The only resistance you have is how much you tight the locking lever. No springs or balance or anything. Pretty crude tripod really.
You know how the old saying goes, “ You get what…
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:52 AM   #11
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precisely. I've decided to go with the 7518, 50 cheaper, but I have no need for a pedestal type tripod. The 7518 has a 75mm ball, I'm assuming the cartoni Action Pro head could easily replace this head? I'm not a tripod expert so if anyone, please educate an idiot.

http://www.tiffen.com/userimages/Provista7518.pdf
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Old September 28th, 2006, 08:17 AM   #12
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The Provista 7518 is what I have. Wasn't that what you were talking about? That B&H link looks to be the same 7518. Anyways, good luck with your purchase.
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Well i decided to order that and the quick release plate along with it hoping it'll suit the JVC
It comes with a quick release plate, you shouldn't need a seperate one, unless you are getting that huge JVC mounting plate.
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