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Old October 16th, 2003, 11:38 PM   #1
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I'm looking at this 2 tripod system for my DVX100. It will be use for mostly weddings. A few questions.

1. Are any of this head a fluid head?

2. Does it have a quick release in case I need to take the camera off asap?

P.S. Any other recommendation on tripods beside the 2 I mentioned is welcome. But it has to be a user that uses the DVX100.

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Old October 16th, 2003, 11:50 PM   #2
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According to the Vinten site, the Vinten Pro 5 is not sold in the U.S. or Canada. Where are you planning to get it?

If you budget allows, I'd highly recommend a Vinten Vision 3 head with carbon fiber legs. It's a system that can adapt to a variety of loads (with their selection of counterforce springs) and handles the DVX100 very well. Consider that it's likely your tripod and head will long outlive your current camera.
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Old October 16th, 2003, 11:59 PM   #3
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I found a couple of people selling them on Ebay.

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Old October 17th, 2003, 06:04 AM   #4
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No comparison, Vinten is the better setup. It will out perform the Miller is almost every aspect.
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...and all too expensive for my budget. :)
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Old October 17th, 2003, 10:44 AM   #6
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So is the Vinten Pro5 good enough for the DVX100. Can't afford the Vision 3.

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