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Old June 6th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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I make snowboarding and bike videos with my friends during my spare time, and this summer I will be attending a video workshop at a snowboarding camp in Oregon. I really need to upgrade my tripod, since the first one and the one I have I bought for 12 bucks at RadioShack and is basically a piece of junk.

I was planning to buy the Manfrotto 700RC2, but after placing a search of the forums, I quickly noticed that many dislike it and it isn't a true fluid head. So I decided to change my head, and think the Manfrotto 701HDV would be a better choice. I also use a Canon HF10, so its a pretty lightweight camera.

So what do you all think?
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Old June 6th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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Hi Wendell...........

Guess the place to start is - how much are you prepared to spend?

Once we have that info, someone can come up with the best "bang per buck" option.


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Old June 7th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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Well I guess about $300-$400, but possibly a little bit more.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #4
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For what your doing, the 701 would work great and you'd be really happy with it.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #5
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Went out and bought the 701 on Tuesday with the 055XB legs. You were right, the 701HDV is perfect. I love it!
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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Sick! Go get some great shots this summer!
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