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Old December 29th, 2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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Getting ready to buy DS-10 (#830) at B&H - help!

Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to buy a Miller DS-10 at B&H - can anyone confirm my choice? I have a JVC HD10U camera - about the same size as PD150 and XL1S.

I plan to buy the most expensive one they have on their site - with the "on the ground" speader. Is this the best choice?

Thanks very much for your opinion!

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Old December 29th, 2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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Well, it is a FANTASTIC tripod, i won't argue there but might be overkill.

I would test first, i have used the ds-5 with my dvx-100 many times and it is well more than enough and hands down the best tripod i have used. (other than the extraordinarly expensive pro stuff on large film rigs)

The ds-5 may be easily enough for your needs without compromising performance, the ds-10 is aimed more at heaver/larger cameras.

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Old December 30th, 2003, 04:18 AM   #3
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I agree. Go with the DS5---even that's a bit overkill.
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Old December 30th, 2003, 08:26 AM   #4
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Me too. I have the DS-5 and use it with a VX-2000 and PDX-10, it's terrific. Also consider whether you really want to spend the extra money on the carbon tripot. I have the black aluminum model and it really isn't that heavy. Cost me about $800.
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Old December 30th, 2003, 08:33 AM   #5
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Hi everyone, the reason I was looking at the DS-10 was for overloading when I buy a matte box. I've also been told to make sure that you can grow into your tripod, so you can upgrade your camera a few times over the years without running into weight issues.

Does anyone know if the DS-5 can handle a fully loaded HD10u? It's rated for 10 pds., but I'm worried it will have problems if I load it up with gear.

Thanks so much for your input guys!!

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Old December 30th, 2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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Update, I just bought a DS-5 and Porta-Brace case!

Thanks to everyone who helped me with my choice.

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