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Old August 2nd, 2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Vinten Pro-6 on a Stills Tripod???

I just got an XL2 and the fluid head I am using for it know is just to cheap, it does not work at all, so I am looking into getting the Pro-6 head but my tripod legs I am using know are stills photography legs.

Will the Pro-6 head fit these legs?:
Velbon | EL Carmagne 530A Tripod Legs | ELCARMA530A | B&H Photo

Thanks A Lot,

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Old August 2nd, 2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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Hi again.............

Well, I've checked out the Pro 6 maintenance manual and would have to say the answer is no.

Think you're either up for a Vinten 75 mm bowl tripod for the Pro 6 (using a Vinten head on non - Vinten sticks is a recipe for trouble) or a Manfrotto flat bottomed head like the 503HDV with your current sticks.


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Old August 3rd, 2009, 07:28 AM   #3
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...or a Manfrotto flat bottomed head like the 503HDV with your current sticks.

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I really cant afford to get more tripod legs, so I will have to go with the 503HDV, it is $100 cheaper any way, do you think it will support an XL2 and 70-300 lens OK?

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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Hmmm............

Guess that depends on your definition of "support".

Hold the setup a certain distance off the ground, undoubtedly.

Doing so controllably is another question altogether.

Not just a head problem either. Stills supports are not known for their rotational rigidity (well, they don't need it, do they?).

Add that to the rather hit or miss counterbalance on the 503 and it's going to be an "interesting" configuration.

Still, you can only afford what you can afford, it'll do as an interim measure until you get fed up to the back teeth with it.


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