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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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Compatibility of vinten vision 3 fluid head?

Hi all,

I could not find a vinten vision 3 tripod system for my XL2 that can go to a minimum height of 15-30 cm. for all those low angle shots. I do birds photography. My question is whether the vinten vision 3 fluid head can go on top of any tripod system and still keeps the superb balance that the vinten vision 3 full system is so famous of?
If any of you can recommend on a sturdy and heavy tripod that can go down to almost ground level I would really appreciate it.

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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:55 AM   #2
 
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Look at the Sachtler DA-100K. It's minimum height is 18cm and has a 100mm bowl. The cost is $830.00 (US).

http://www.sachtler.com/prod.asp?lid...45615A5F415C51

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Old August 13th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #3
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Wow, that stachler is cool . . . and for that money it should be.

Are you planning on being able to do a lot of smooth panning?
For some lock off shots I use a sand bag.

Speaking of pricey, at NAB, PS Technik had a really cool thing.

The skater.

http://www.pstechnik.de/en/skater.php

It has settings for locking its wheels so that it can
turn in anything from tight circle to a larger circle of
your choice. It is very smooth and solid as a rock.
I thought, this will work great as a 'back country' dolly.

I want one! "How much?"

$6,000 US!!!!!
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