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Old July 18th, 2004, 03:34 AM   #1
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what tripod are you using 150/170 with w/a?

trying to decide which mid budget tripod to get....

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Old July 18th, 2004, 09:34 AM   #2
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I use the same tripod with or with out the WA. My choice of legs is Bogen 3246 and Bogen 501 head. I have 3 of those setups and they all work fine with both of my 150's and even my old VX1000. HEAVY though, but as solid as a rock.

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Old July 18th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm using an old Miller head on a set of bogen sticks. I move the head from tripod to tripod depending on my needs.

If I wanted a good mid-priced tripod system just for that camera, I'd go for the Miller 5 at about $800. Not only a good tripod but a very reliable manufacturer.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 05:49 AM   #4
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thanks...

anyone have any experience with libec? seem reasonably priced...

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Old July 19th, 2004, 08:06 PM   #5
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If you mean the sub-$200 Libec, give it a pass. Nicely made although the locks do bend if struck. What it doesn't do is pan worth beans.

It doesn't have separate lock and drag knobs so when you losen the pan lock, the entire tripod head then rocks. Terrible video footage results.

Unless you are going to lock the camera down, give it a pass. I used these for locked-down applications.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 10:50 PM   #6
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thanks mike,

how about the ls22? looks a bit sturdier. whats the h22 head like? sorry for the questions, but there's no distributor over here so i'm shopping over the internet (caveat empora, whatever!)

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Old July 21st, 2004, 01:57 AM   #7
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im using a bogen 505 head w/ 3283b sticks, and i have no problems. i got this from adorama for 400 used
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 01:00 AM   #8
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well, looks like i'll end up with a sachtler dv2. can't find anything on the net from users one way or another - but a fair amount re 501 vs 503, a few good comments re miller, and a few bad about most others...

if you're using a dv2, get in your comment pretty quick before i spend my hard earned pennies....

thanks for all your replies

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Old July 31st, 2004, 07:59 AM   #9
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still awaiting final decision re new tripod. anyone have experience with the Vinten Pro-5DC Tripod System?

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Old August 1st, 2004, 10:42 AM   #10
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I use 525 sticks with a 503 head for my DVX and it works like a charm. It'll set you back about $750.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 02:02 PM   #11
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<<<-- Originally posted by Leslie Wand : still awaiting final decision re new tripod. anyone have experience with the Vinten Pro-5DC Tripod System?

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Those are rebadged manfrotos
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 09:57 PM   #12
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god, i hate this rebadging stuff!!!!

it was bad enough being asked in the old days if i knew how to operate bosch / thompson edit controllers - only to find the ubiquitious sony in front of me....

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Old August 13th, 2004, 06:53 PM   #13
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anybody still reading this thread?

if so, how about the new libec 950dv?

otherwise it looks like the miller ds5 (would like the ds10, but not enough budget).

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