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Old April 15th, 2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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Lower Mid-Range Tripod <$500

I have a GL2 and am looking into a new tripod. I have a Slik 300DX that I use mainly for digital stills, but really need something more suitable for video. I have the Canon '58H wide-angle on at all times and use BP930's. At most, I may mount a 10w Canon light and Beach Tech mixer at a later point. This is more of a serious hobby for me right now.


I see a Bogen/Manfrotto MDeVe 755B Tripod with 503 Fluid Head and Case for $471.00

Same kit with the 501 head is $100 less. Is the 503 worth the price difference?

What do you guys recommend in this price range and why?

Rus


P.S. I have already done some searches, but would like some new, fresh opinions.
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Old April 16th, 2004, 10:40 PM   #2
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I think I've found a good compromise between compact, price, and performance in a tripod kit for light duty work.

I picked up a Bogen 3180N for $178.00
http://www.jandr.com/JRProductPage.process?RestartFlow=t&Section_Id=1&Product_Id=2987014

It works great on the GL2 on the go. It certainly won't be up to par with something like a 501/3011wn combo, but I think it's an excellent value for under $200 if you're looking for something in the compact range.

Just my two cents.
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