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Old May 17th, 2004, 07:37 AM   #166
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I am using the bogen/manfrotto 3021 pro legs with the 501 head. This head works really well with this camera, you should consider it, or even the 503 if you have enough money.

The 3021 pro legs are really good also, but if you can afford it, go with a sturdier model.

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Old May 17th, 2004, 08:14 AM   #167
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so that friend of mine isn't completely insane, though that remains to be proven at some other time...

i've played around the bogen with the panasonic 24p cam and it was very nice and fluid.

also i see that there are even more kits beyond the 3021, like the 3051, is it worth it for xl1s? 3021 good 'nuff?

thx for the recommend. i'll see to it immediately.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 10:14 AM   #168
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this may be late but I perfer the 3051. It is a little heavier but I like the 2 stage better. The 3021 is more portable, smaller and lighter. If that is what you want go for it because it will save you a little money. I have both but always use my 3051. The only time I have used my 3021 was when I went on a safari in Kenya. Like I said it is very portable.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 10:24 AM   #169
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it's not too late! i'll probably get it tonight when i get home.

now by heavier you mean th tripod is heavier. does this mean it'll be more stable when you hook up the xl1s? does it matter vs the 3021? the 3051 is far far more expensive.

also i've heard that a tripod the cheapmen's 'steadicam' as well by holding up the folded up tripod and mountin the xl1s on it. it also doubles as arm's strength training.

PS are there other alternatives besides bogen? is this 'the one to get' and all others stink?
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Old May 17th, 2004, 10:36 AM   #170
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The bogen/manfrotto 501 or 503 head, with good legs, are 'the one to get' in their price range for this type/weigth of camera. There is better but a lot more expansive tripods from other brand. Miller to name one.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 11:04 AM   #171
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what features do millers excel bogen?
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Old May 17th, 2004, 09:54 PM   #172
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I use the 3021 legs with the 501 head on my XL1s. I think it's a perfect tripod for this camera. It's sturdy and well suited, but it's not too heavy.

I normally run my XL1 with the MA-100, a small light, an aftermarket shotgun mic & mount, and a wireless reciever hooked to the plate on the MA-100 (plus all cables to run everything). This makes for a fairly large rig and again, I think the tripod is perfectly suited.

DVi sponsor B&H has the legs/head combo for about $260. I did lots of research before purchasing, and found this to be by far the best tripod for the money.

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home;jsessionid=Ap5mI44yNv!2047444894?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=220396&is=REG

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Old May 18th, 2004, 07:00 AM   #173
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The 3051 has a bowl and it is more sturdy. Thats part of the reason it cost more. I guess it is more what you need. I am used to using full size broadcast camers with the big tripod that are really heavy so the 3051 is a cake walk. I like the bowl because when I am on the move it helps me level the camera faster. Not a real big deal but like I said I guess it is preference and what you really want, need or are willing to spend to get it. After $4000 for a camera $350 for a tripod is not much. I make money and the 3051 makes my work a little easier and to me thats worth it. I know you are buying soon but when you get to the store you should test both. I am a bogen fan and like most of there video tripods.

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Old May 18th, 2004, 08:26 AM   #174
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well i'm sold =). the 3021 it is. thx4everyone's replies =).
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Old May 28th, 2004, 03:22 PM   #175
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i just got it yesterday, hooked it up w/my xl1s and it was wonderful. i think after buying this stand i've crossed into the threshold of a brand new world. sorta like in star wars when ob1 says now you've stepped into a larger world. i feel strange =).
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Old May 28th, 2004, 03:28 PM   #176
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Great! Have fun with your new toy!
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 09:54 AM   #177
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Tripod for XL1

hey, im a film student and im looking for a decent but good priced tripod, as a college student im practically broke, heck i had to take out a loan just to get my camera, anyways im lookin for a decent tripod to use for friends weddings and class projects and just for fun shoots. i saw a remote controled tripod on ebay for like 50 or 60 bucks, those any good? help me out guys, thanks
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 10:04 AM   #178
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I wouldn't put the Xl1 on anything lighter than a bogen 3021 set of legs and at least a 501 head like this kit:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=284783&is=REG

even with this, you need to be carefull with these legs.

The XL1 weight is close to 10 lbs. A 50 bucks tripod will be only good enough for a small handy cam
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 11:42 AM   #179
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Hi Shane,

I've moved your post to our "Support Your Local Camera" forum where it belongs. Please search through here as this question has been heavily discussed many times before. You really should consider a tripod worthy of a large camcorder like the XL1, somewhere in the $400 to $500 range or even higher if you can afford it.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:22 AM   #180
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are there 100 mm mounts for the xl1

Hey guys, Are there 100 and 150 mm (or 75mm) mounts where you can attach your xl1 to, so that you can attach the xl1 on professional jibs and dolly's. This is the first time i'm going to use a professional crane and jib and the lady of the rentalhouse couldn't really explain this to me.

I might be a bit unclear, because it's all a bit unclear te me at this point.

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