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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Sachtler FSB 6 Head for EX 3

Is this tripod head heavy enough for the EX 3? Or do I need to get the FSB 8 to hold it?

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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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I have this combo and I wish it were a lot heavier when I get on the long end of the lens or when I switch to a heavier 2/3" lens. FSB6 is perfect for the EX1's, but I'd go FSB8 or more next time with the EX3. Hope this helps in your decision. I know it's money, but you will be cursing yourself over it later.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #3
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I'm second one go for FSB8.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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Ditto on the FSB8.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #5
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FSB-8 here with my EX3 and it balances almost perfectly on #3 when naked (not me, the camera) leaving lots of room for expansion.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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When buy a FSB-8 kit is there a recommendation on which set of leg to go with?
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Old August 6th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #7
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Please read these threads and then I will be happy to elaborate if you have any question. Searching DVInfo helps quite a bit first.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/tripod-st...0-solo-cf.html

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/tripod-st...y-hmc150s.html

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/tripod-st...70mm-lens.html
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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #8
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We bought the Sachtler DV-8SB SL tripod rig. The DV-8 head is awesome and extremely flexible. We run our EX3 both with and without the Letus Ultimate adaptor. But even when we mount the Ultimate and our heavy 80-200 Nikon lens, the tripod has no trouble due to the extremely adjustable counterbalance spring (turn it up to 6). Same when we run the EX3 raw (no adapter). Just turn the counterbalance adjustment down to 3 or 2. Quick and easy.

I would make sure the FSB-8 will be able to handle that variety of weight ranges. Our rig with the Zacuto rods, Red Rock matte box and Letus Ultimate is around 20 lbs. Keep that in mind if you ever want to add anything in the future to your EX-3.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #9
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thanks. you guys are the best....


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Old August 7th, 2009, 03:45 AM   #10
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thanks. you guys are the best....


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I had the same dilemma and finally chose the FS8, but I've been waiting 6 weeks for it to come from Germany...hopefully I'll have it within the next week.

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