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Old June 18th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Libec LS-70 over the Manfrotto 526

I've been considering tripod/head combo for a while. Yes I would like to go for a Vinten or Sachtler, but I can't afford $5K for it now. I temporarily need a descent tripod in the $2K range max, able to support 15 kilos. As I searched through B&H to size up my choices, I found only two that match these criteria. The Libec LS-70 and the Manfrotto 526. One of those two will have to do for the time being.

I've heard too many war stories about the 526. But I haven't heard anything extensive about the LS-70.

Any thoughts?
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Old June 21st, 2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the Manfrotto 526, however I have sold the Libec LS 70 system to a few clients who have been happy with thier purchase.
Libec provides a 3-year warranty on their products and their customer support is one of the best in this industry.
Here is pricing from Tapeworks Texas Inc on the Libec LS70 systems

H70 head with pan arm
Tapeworks Price: $1,474.00

LS70(2A) system includes T98 Aluminum Tripod, H70 Fluid Head with pan arm, Ground-Level Spreader, padded case and 3-year warranty
Tapeworks Price: $1,824.00

LS70M(2A) system includes T98 AluminumTripod, H70 Fluid Head with pan arm, Mid-Level Spreader, foot pads, padded case and 3-year warranty
Tapeworks Price: $1,849.00

LS70(2C) system includes T98C Carbon Fiber Tripod, H70 Fluid Head with pan arm, Ground-Level Spreader, padded case and 3-year warranty
Tapeworks Price: $1,999.00

LS70M(2C) system includes T98C Carbon Fiber Tripod, H70 Fluid Head with pan arm, Mid-Level Spreader, foot pads, padded case and 3-year warranty
Tapeworks Price: $2,049.00

Contact Tapeworks Texas Inc toll free 866-827-3489 if you have any questions or if I can assist further.

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