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Old April 23rd, 2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Tripod for pd170

Hi, I have just bought a pd170 and now need a decent tripod. I am considering a manfrotto 503/525 or a vinten pro5 as they both have fluid heads, does anyone use either of these or have any recommendations?
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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Vinten by all means in my opinion.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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I own and love the Vinten.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:09 AM   #4
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just got my vinten pro 5. Its a manfrotto re-badged. Does anyone know anything about this, and is it a real fluid head like the supplier says?
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Old April 28th, 2004, 01:27 PM   #5
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I have a Vinten and LOVE it, but at $2K they're not cheap.

I was impressed at NAB with the Libec. B&H has them for under
$600 with spreader. At the time it seemed like the Libec blows the
doors of the bogan which always seems a bit sticky.

I think I will getting a Libec for our 2nd camera.

Did I say I love my Vinten?

Best,

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Old April 28th, 2004, 04:10 PM   #6
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Vinten pro5 $2000 ? In uk this is 350. Are you mad or just looking at a different product?
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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:14 PM   #7
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I was talking about the *Vinten Vision 3*. The price is
$1849.95 @ B&H for the 2 stage aluminum legs kit. Carbon fibre
costs more.

I checked the Vision 5 and was not all that impressed in comparision.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 11:11 PM   #8
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I could not afford the vision 3 but bought the pro 5 thinking that all vintens were great. It turns out that the pro 5 has manfrotto sticks with a vinten badge. I think the head is a manfrotto 501 but I am not sure. I am really dissapointed as I took advice and bought the vinten over a manfrotto wich turns out to have a better head. The pro 5 is not available in the u.s. direct from vinten. I now wish I had waited to see what I was buying at a show. Ho hum.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 08:02 AM   #9
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Interesting. I was wondering why the Vision 5 seems so 'dumpy' in
comparison to the Vision 3. Now it make sense if what you say is true.

Never forget the *fact* you usually get what you pay for in this business.
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