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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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Looking for a solid tripod head..

Hello all!

I am designing a new crane that will need a large tripod head to hold cameras such as JVC HD110 - 200U, XL H1 etc.. But can accomidate for much larger 16mm film cameras.

The most important thing is its ability to hold a moderately heavy camera and be mounted on the platform of a two person crane.

I'm going to base the design of the two person platform around the head but first need to know what my options are..

I saw some fluid heads awhile back that looked reaaaly solid but I can't think of the name..

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for the help.
-Terry.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 02:02 AM   #2
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Hi Terry.............

So, what are you looking for - 100mm bowl, 150 mm bowl, Mitchel mount - what?

Maximum supported weight?

Budget?


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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #3
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Hey Chris,

Well i'm not entirely sure to be honest.. My knowledge in this area is not that good. I suppose the Mitchel Mount since that is what they mention in the design I am modeling mine after..
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #4
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Well....................

this is what B&H has on offer, got the wallet for 'em?

Professional Video Tripod Fluid Heads | B&H Photo Video

Too rich for my blood.


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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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HAHA.. the cheepest one is more than the entire budget for the film will be..

Ok ok...perhaps something alittle cheaper..? maybe say $500 max?


Thanks alot Chris.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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Well...................

This is the B&H line up under $800.

Professional Video Tripod Fluid Heads | B&H Photo Video

You sure don't get much for your money with this lot.

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Old December 19th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #7
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Thats what I was afraid of.. I figured the best to offer in this price range was the Manfrotto series. I guess it'll have to be the ole 503 head.

Thanks Chris.
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