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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Recommendation on very durable, sturdy tripod?

I own a Canon XH A1, and will be shooting a lot of footage outside. Most of my shots will actually be taken from the middle of some of the rivers around here. I need a tripod that is very durable, very sturdy and can absorb vibration well. Carbon fiber legs would be nice, and a fluid head is a must. Does anyone have any specific recommendations for me? Thanks for your help.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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The Big Brown Truck just delivered my new tripod/head kit that will be used with both the XLH1a and XHA1 in outdoor TV productions I shoot. It's a Bogen 535/501HDV kit and I think it's going to make my life so much sweeter. I've gotten used to the 75mm bowl on a Gitzo setup I shoot a lot (not mine) but at twice the money I couldn't justify the expense.

I'm loving this tripod so far though it is several inches longer when folded than my old setup.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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Sacthler gets my two cents when it comes to smaller tripod's. Both regarding the feel and durability.

I've basicly dipped my head(dv6sb) and legs(sachlter, 2stage mid spreader) in mud/gravel and just a quick spray of water an there as good as new.

Vinten might be an alternative, but I only have experience with the larger heads from vinten. And some will probably suggest Miller or Cartoni, if you got the cash o'connor....(might be a bit overkill...)
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