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Old August 6th, 2003, 12:46 AM   #1
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Tripod for GS100?

What type/size tripod works best for the GS100? I guess what I should really ask is what is the thread size on the camera.

I was talking to a friend and he said with such a small camera he would use one of the type stands that is attached to your waist and to your shoulder. I forget what he called it. I wasn't to sure about that. Any thoughts?
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Old August 6th, 2003, 02:27 AM   #2
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Regarding tripods, you have many choices. It just depends what you want and how much you want to spend.

That's a camera brace I think. There are many brands, and they are also not that difficult to build.
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Old August 11th, 2003, 10:38 PM   #3
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Frank,
Can you recommend cheap and best tripod for GS100K in US?
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Old August 12th, 2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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You'll have to go to http://www.manfrotto.com to get the US Bogan model number for head and tripod: #136 head, and 2 models lower than the 075 legs. Or in way of legs, get the cheapest video legs from manfrotto/Bogan. The GS100 is so light and small that you don't need anything more beefier/costly than those. Manfrotto has recently upgraded their line. If you want, I can go take a look and recommend the exact models I would go with. One more thing, go with the black legs to match the black mamba---silver legs if it's the non-black mamba GS100. :)
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Old August 12th, 2003, 05:11 AM   #5
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Okay, I went and had a look at Manfrotto's updates. In my opinion (best bang for the buck), I'd buy:

Manfrotto head 128KCNAT / Bogan USA code #3130G
Manfrotto legs 055BN / Bogan USA code #3021BN

Of course, there's always better (more expensive) set-ups to die for, like the Miller DS5, but that's overkill for small, GS100-sized cams.

http://www.manfrotto.com
http://www.miller.com

PS: best thing to do is visit a cam shop and try them out for yourself. :)
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Old August 12th, 2003, 01:48 PM   #6
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Thank you Frank for your efforts

I would visit those websites, In fact i tried to look at some tripods in Walmart, I could find some very good tripod for just $ 40 bucks.
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But I dont know whether it will endure longer, or will be helpful for professional use
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Old August 12th, 2003, 03:43 PM   #7
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Why spend $40? Check the back alleys. I found one once and used it for 2 to 3 years. It worked just fine for what I did, but it really was a piece of cr_p. So when I bought a good one, I put the old one back where it belonged, in the alley out back beside the BFI trash bin---and within a few minutes, someone picked it up, and probably was happier than a pig in mud. :)

The Bogan USA code #3130G / Bogan USA code #3021BN setup should be no more than $300 US. Last year Manfrotto dropped their prices a bit.
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Old August 12th, 2003, 04:09 PM   #8
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Thanks Frank, Good to hear your experiences about your cr_p tripod!
I will try to get that bogen tripod, It is available in our local shops too!
I have to enquire the prices
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Old August 12th, 2003, 11:14 PM   #9
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For most home application, and considering the super light weight of the GS100, a $10 tripod will do. The only thing to make sure of is the smoothness of the head.

If money is of no concern, then go for Manfrotto, which has a very good raange of fluid heads, with dampeners and such. This will allow very smooth pans and tilts. May cost about $200 for the head alone, and holds cameras up to 30kg.

Check out your actual needs and usage, and buy the corresponding tripod.

For myself, using the MX350 (significantly heavier than the GS100) I have two tripods. For more serious work, I use the heavier Slik U9000 ($40) and for backpacking/hiking trips a cheap $15 tripod which has avery short folded length. I have had no complains from my clients for the video recorded on these tripods.

(All $ is approximate US$, as I bought them all in Singapore)
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Old August 12th, 2003, 11:47 PM   #10
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I am thinking to get a cheaper one and in future to go for the Bogen, Since I am not going to do lot of professional stuff

I agree $ 40 to $50 cam will do the trick, if u r little bit careful.
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