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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Libec LS-22 or Manfrotto 501HDV for HMC-150?

Good evening folks,

I am about to pick a tripod system for my HMC-150 and I am about to pick one of these two:

Libec | LS-22(2A) Professional Tripod System | LS-22(2A) | B&H

Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging | 501HDV,351MVB2K | 501HDV,351MVB2K

I read a recent thread about tripods for HMC-150, but my question here is ONLY about those two.

Pros, cons, comments?
Which one would you get and why?


Thanks very much for your opinion!!

Best Regards,
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Libec is excellent.

Libec without a doubt. I just got the LS-22 and LOVE IT!

I played with the 501 at a store and it does not compare.

Libec is well built and great for pans!

I heard from a friend that it is best to get the one without the ground spreader. I have the one that is at the middle and it works fine.

Hope this helps.

Simon
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Old March 13th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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Libec without a doubt. I just got the LS-22 and LOVE IT!

I played with the 501 at a store and it does not compare.

Libec is well built and great for pans!

I heard from a friend that it is best to get the one without the ground spreader. I have the one that is at the middle and it works fine.

Hope this helps.

Simon
Simon,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. I will get the Libec then.

THANKS!!

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Old March 13th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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As someone who purchased a 501HDV for the 150, I can say it's great if you don't want to move the camera!
I recently upgraded to the 503HDV and it's a whole new world. Everything is smooth and works like it should.
Can't speak for the Libec but have heard nothing but stellar things about it. I chose the 503 to keep all my gear compatible QR plate-wise. I seem to have TON of them!
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Old March 16th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #5
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I too have a 503dv and it's smooth as butter. I can't speak for the 501, but this head is fantastic. A little pricey but the continuously variable drag adjustments are worth it and the lighted bubble is nice.
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