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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #181
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given me hope that we shall see the light at the end of this tunnel very shortly.
Indeed -- stand by,
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:24 AM   #182
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Okay, here's your light at the end of the tunnel. I've been next-weeking you guys
for awhile now, and hopefully this will be the last time I have to do that. All that's
left to do on this thing is to integrate Chris's photos into their proper places in the
article. Thought I'd have that done today, but I'm heading out in a few hours to the
InfoComm trade show in Orlando. I'm there for one full day, then I'll be back, and
then the wife is whisking me off to the in-law's for Father's Day this weekend.
Getting this piece published is Job One once I'm back in the office on Monday.
Thanks a ton for your patience!
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Old July 6th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #183
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Chris S, excellent write up on the Manfrotto 504HD/546.
Having these reviews provides an excellent comparison for anyone contemplating the future purchase of a counter-balanced tripod and head system.
The different features of each offering coupled with your critiques and comments also provide an excellent education for those new to videography.
Looking forward to the future Sachtler and Miller reviews.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #184
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Well, I'll be...............

Finally.

Thanks, Chris H. Scrubbed up pretty good after all that.

Now it's Sachtler's turn...............

Thanks for the comments Ed, always appreciated.


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Old July 6th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #185
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Can't begin to express my sincere regret over the lengthy delay, but at least it's up now... will try not to let that happen again! Thanks tons for your patience,
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Old July 6th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #186
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SO,where can I find the review(s) ?
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Old July 6th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #187
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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #188
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YES!
Mahalo Chris for all your work.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #189
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Thank you, Wayne................

Glad you like.

Message to MILLER, BTW, not too late if you want to be in this.

What have you got to lose?

Lot of water under the bridge since this started, what's it to be be?

If you think I'll trash you, look at the reviews. You only get trashed if there's something to trash.

Nothing to trash? Get it here and go for it.

I'm an "Equal Opportunuty Support Trasher", so you'll get a fair shake, no problem.

I'm also an Aussie battler myself (and then some), put your money where your mouth is with your supports, and stick something appropriate in this shootout.

Come on, I can't be THAT scary, surely? Can I?

Come on Miller, get with it.


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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #190
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Excellent work Chris (and Big Chris as well), as usual. It doesn't look like I'll be sending my VB back to Mr Harman for a refund just yet.

Now when are you going to review the Velbon DV7000 Pro tripod!?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #191
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Well, Mike............

They want to send me one, it's "game on", talk to whomever you need to, I can't review sommat I ain't got, and Velbon, like Miller (and quite a few of the lesser known suppliers), seem to be pretty bloody wary of letting their gear near me (well, I don't/ won't get paid, so I can't be, well, you know, makes me pretty dangerous).

They loan me the gear, it's a goer. They don't, it ain't.


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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #192
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I take it you haven't seen the Velbon DV7000 then, Chris! <grin>

http://www.velbon.co.uk/products/video/dv-7000.html

Would love to get your take on the geared column and 4-position handle, auto-lock system and cork-topped camera plate.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #193
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Another Vinten Vision Blue review...

Vinten Vision Blue Tripod,
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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:33 AM   #194
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Chris,
When are the other reviews appearing here?

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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #195
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Well, the last of the four is coming soon, working on it now.

Miller, alas, has slipped through the net, didn't want to know, for whatever reason, and, yes, I spoke to them direct and got an emphatic "NO".

Going to be interesting this last one, as it's a bit of a hybrid unit I would never have put together, but worthwhile reviewing the components, nevertheless.

Barring hiccups at Chris's end (Chris H, I hasten to add), a few weeks should see it done.


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