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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #16
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haha, point taken Ken. Well hopefully the place in Portland has a DV-4, too, so I can try it out. THanks again for the advice,

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Old February 4th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #17
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Here is a previous thread about using the Miller Solo and Vinten Vision 3 together.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=31898

Seems that it will work. This is what I am considering if I ever get around to doing it.
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Old February 5th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #18
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I would suggest you give the Sachtler DV4 serious consideration. It should work very well with your camera, but if not, then try the DV6.

Jeff's comments about the locks on the Vintens are spot on. You won't find any problems with the Sachtlers. If you want spreaders, go for mid-level.

Here in the Los Angeles area, Sachtlers are the popular choice in rental houses. They are great performers and they stand up to the rigors of shooting.

But you are right to "test drive" the brands you are interested in. Even better would be to rent for a weekend.

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Old February 5th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #19
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Thanks for the input guys. I am going to try to make it up to Portland this week to try out the Sachtler and Vinten, and maybe O'Connor if they have it. Maybe I will wear a blind fold so I'm not biased :) I will check out the thread with the Vinten/Miller combo--that looks pretty appealing.

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Old February 16th, 2005, 10:55 AM   #20
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Correct me if I am wrong Ken, but your pic does not show the Solo Legs, but instead the DS-10 kit legs that need spreaders?
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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #21
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My Miller DS-10's legs, as shown in that image, are aluminum and have a mid-level spreader.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:46 AM   #22
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That's what I thought, thanks.
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