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Old February 6th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Which tripod to use with XDcam HD?

I was wondering which tripod people are using with the Xdcam HD? I will be getting a F350 soon and i'm trying to decide on a tripod that would be a perfect match with the Camera. I was leaning towards the Vinten Vision 8... I read a review somewhere, and the guy said that the Vision 8 and the F350 was a perfect match....is there any other tripods that would be just as good or better with the F350? which tripod are you using? Thanks
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Old February 6th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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Brian, I use a gitzo tripod with miller heads. They work well together.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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I was wondering which tripod people are using with the Xdcam HD? I will be getting a F350 soon and i'm trying to decide on a tripod that would be a perfect match with the Camera. I was leaning towards the Vinten Vision 8... I read a review somewhere, and the guy said that the Vision 8 and the F350 was a perfect match....is there any other tripods that would be just as good or better with the F350? which tripod are you using? Thanks
I love the Sachtler System 15 with CF Quick Lock legs. It's light and perfectly balanced for this camera with room to add extra hardware.

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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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Vinten Vision

Hello,

I think any Vinten Vision product starting with Vinten Vision 8 would be a good choice. But it´s a question of taste. Personally I use a Vinten Vision 11 with CF legs and sometimes a Sachtler Video 20+ CF. For my taste the Sachtler is in some respect better when shooting (especially when panning) in extreme tele-angles. However, a Vinten Vision is probably a good choice in terms of what you get for your money. A decent Vinten Vision 8 CF will serve you perfectly and would cost you something like £2200.00 + VAT whereas a Sachtler Video 15 system would be £3.300.00 + VAT.

But as said it´s always a question of taste. But anyway, also the Sachtler truly is definitely worth every single penny.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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Tripod for F350

I use a Sachtler 18, which works quite well. However, if I didn't have to fly with it I would actually prefer something just a little bit bigger and heavier.

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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #6
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"...I love the Sachtler System 15 with CF Quick Lock legs."

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the Quick Lock Legs are VERY, VERY nice. It definately speeds things up, if that's important to you.
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Sachtler 18 speed balance head, with carbon Sachtler Hot-Pod legs. Super stable platform with quick and easy heighth changes with an extendable column.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #8
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Good question Brian - I'm in the same boat as you and was leaning towards the Vision 8!
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #9
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Good question Brian - I'm in the same boat as you and was leaning towards the Vision 8!

Thank you all very much for your input, very much appreciated! So I have come to a decision based on a few things and one is... well living in the far north where temperatures often go below -10 my dealer did not recommend the Vision 8 because it is only rated to -10 degrees below zero. He recommended the Sachtler System 15. So based on some careful research and consideration i have decided on the Sachtler. Thanks again everyone.

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