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Old April 3rd, 2006, 10:05 AM   #1
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Tripod to go with FX1?

Hi Folks. Can I get some recommendations for a good tripod to go with the FX1? I have seen the Vinten Pro 6DC. Is that good enuf? I like the option of adding a frame with wheels.. (thaz a dolly rite?)
A low-priced, lightweight camera support system, the perfect combination for
today's smaller ENG and industrial digital cameras.
Providing exceptional value for money, the PRO-5DP system comprises a pan & tilt
head, two-stage aluminum tripod with adjustable leg locks and a floor spreader.
Also available is the PRO-5DC system, comprising all the above in a soft carrying
The head provides smooth control and movement through 360º of pan and +90º
to -60º of tilt.

6 kg (13.2 lb) Capacity

General Specifications:
Pro-6 Pan & Tilt Head
Load capacity : 6 kg (13.2 lb)
Weight (including slide plate, bowl clamp and pan bar) 1.6 kg (3.5 lb)
Tilt range +90° -60°
Pan range 360°

Counterbalance Fixed for a 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) payload
Camera fixing Sliding quick-release plate with 1/4 in. and 3/8 in.
camera screws plus location pin
Levelling bowl 75 mm
Levelling bubble Illuminated
Pan bar Single fixed length - optional second
Pozi-Loc two-stage aluminium tripod

Load capacity 25 kg (55 lb)
Weight 3.2 kg (7 lb)
Minimum height with spreader 41.6 cm (16.4 in.)
Maximum height with spreader 156.2 cm (61.5 in.)
Transport length 71 cm (28 in.)
Head fixing 75 mm bowl
PD114 Dolly Optional

Load capacity 40 kg (88 lb)
Weight 6.2 kg (13.7 lb)
Base diameter 112 cm (44 in.)
Wheel diameter 12.5 cm (5 in.)
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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step up one level, vinten vision 3 you can change out the counter ballance springs to take heavier cameras, also the fluid feel is much better, also the legs don't seem to flex as bad.
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