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Old August 29th, 2004, 07:31 PM   #16
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<<<-- Originally posted by Robert J. Wolff : TP: Tripod.

I will give you a very small disagreement on the pan handles. In the past I would agree with you. But, since I purchased an EZ rock controler this past spring, I find that rotating the left pan handle next to and forward of the eye piece, I can view the scene, and, at the same time, the EZ controls. Makes for less fumbling, especially with gloves on. And I do like all of my controls where I can see them. -->>>

Are you are doing this with a studio camera with a studio viewfinder? Or do you mean with a LOB camera?
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Old August 29th, 2004, 09:01 PM   #17
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Bruce... 17 lbs? That thing must be solid as a rock!

I thought it was 13.9 lbs. because B&H lists the total weight of the 532art plus 505 head as only 13.9 lbs.

B&H specs listing for 532art and 505 head combo.

When I bought my tripod system I noticed that the weight wasn't listed the same everywhere I looked.

Manfrotto claims your tripod system is a total of 14.8 lbs.

532 ART legs listed as 9.7 lbs.

505 head listed as 5.1 lbs.

For a total of 14.8 lbs.

17 lbs. Wow... well the good news is you'll be built like a BSH in no time!

After only a few occasions where I had to lug around my relatively light (11 lbs... hah!) tripod... I'm gonna' get that cheap little 6.7 lbs. pod as a lightweight alternative for non-critical use in remote locations.
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Old August 30th, 2004, 03:49 AM   #18
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In the past with a studio/field configuration: view finder to the rear. These days, with the EZ, I am using the XL-1s in its normal "one eye" configuration.

Sorry. I should have been more specific.
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