SV Gemini 2600 problem please advise!! at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 21st, 2007, 09:37 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 30
SV Gemini 2600 problem please advise!!

I recently purchased a Smith-Victor Gemini 2600 from B&H for about $65 to use with my HV20. I love the tripod overall, but I've noticed a quirk in the panning. If I pan left, then right, it's fine. But if I pan left again, there is a little spot where it all goes loose and it doesn't keep smooth. I've tried it on other areas of the tripod (the opposite side, etc), and if I follow that same pattern it will do the same thing again and again.

Is this normal for fluid-head tripods? Unless this is a common problem, I will be sending this back to B&H.
Kevin Dressner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 11:47 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 30
Also, I'd love to hear any suggestions for a new tripod. I'm using an HV20 with a Rode VideoMic. I'm looking to buy a tripod in the $100 range.
Kevin Dressner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 03:41 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Nicosia, CYPRUS
Posts: 1,080
Here:

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/2356...ght-tripo.html

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/2797...and-04121.html

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/4436...od-cx-460.html

BUT I recommend this one:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...od_System.html


Stelios
__________________
My Blog: http://steliosc.blogspot.com
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" Nikos Kazantzakis
Stelios Christofides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 05:00 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 30
I've heard people say that Bogen Manfrotto is especially good- I've never used one myself. Is there a specific reason people like them?

This link is the cheapest one of that brand at B&H, it seems on the expensive side for what you get. I'm an independent videographer in high school with a tiny budget, and I film events that require a good bit of panning. Is this link a good option?

$119
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ipod_with.html

I've also looked at items like this:

$70
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ipod_with.html

$100
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ith_2_Way.html
Kevin Dressner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 07:28 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 30
Never mind, the Bogen isn't a fluid-head.
Kevin Dressner is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network