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Old January 5th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Tripod for my Glidecam 200?

Hey, Iíve just got my hands finally on a Glidecam 200 camera crane. I was a little surprised at the weight of the thing with my XM2 and 503 on the end (needs 25kg to balance)

Anyway, as you can imagine, I found it quickly collapsing my 525 legs. The fact that it has a bowl was also not helpful due to the weight. It kept knocking it off level.

I'm looking for a tripod (with a Manfrotto, not Bogen code if applicable) that would be suitable for holding such a weight.

Cheers for your help.
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Old January 9th, 2005, 05:00 AM   #2
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Old January 9th, 2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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Cheers Rob, I actually had a section of the crane built the wrong war around, so the fulcrum point was wrong. With a bit of re-arrangement, Iíve got it working on my 525 legs, only needs 10kg to balance now.

I had a word with a guy I know at Calumet Photo Video, and he is sorting me out a new tripod. Probably looking at a Manfrotto 132x.
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