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Old April 16th, 2014, 05:19 AM   #1
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What sticks adjust height the quickest?

I been wanting to get better tripod set up. For head I been lusting after the FSB series range from Sachtler. But I don't know what sticks to pick :/

I do a lot of event work so I would say that the ability to adjust height quickly and being lightweight is really important. Any recommendations?
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Old April 16th, 2014, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

Well, the old O'Conner Hot Pod which is still the newsmans favorite. O'Connor though is now Sachtler and they have a newer updated version of the Hot Pod called the Soom. there are 3 versions I think and they DO have 2 versions of the Hot Pod again the news mans fav.

Sachtler HOT-POD 10 Carbon Fiber Hot-Pod Tripod 5385/10 B&H

Sachtler HOT-POD 14 Carbon Fiber Hot-Pod Tripod Legs 5385/14 B&H

You won't find a tripod out there that has faster height adjustment.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

Bogen 540 ART legs have a push button on each leg. You'd have to find them used I think.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

A jib adjusts height faster than any tripod. :)
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Old April 16th, 2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

We have the "older" verison of the Manfrotto 058B Legs ((previously known as 3251 series) and absolutely love them. We have 4 sets of these legs and they have lasted us almost 15 years and still going strong.

Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod 058B B&H Photo Video

For setup, it literally takes 2 seconds to be at a standard working height. If extra height is needed there is a manual twist release on the bottom that will get the tripod in the 7' high range. Each set of legs ha 2 tabs. Just push any 2 tabs on any side, and all three legs drop simultaneously.

Overall, for ease of set up, you can't beat these legs in my opinion.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:21 AM   #6
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Sachtler Hotpod
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

Victor,
You've gotten a few different suggestions here but make sure whatever you choose can handle the gear you're planning on using and allow yourself a bit of overage as it were. Hate to buy something and find out that it's at max capacity as soon as you think about adding 1 more accessory to your camera.
Just sayin'!
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Old April 19th, 2014, 03:44 AM   #8
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

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Bogen 540 ART legs have a push button on each leg. You'd have to find them used I think.
I have them and I'm trying to sell them locally here in Singapore.

Manfrotto 540ART Pro Video Tripod Kits | Clearance Sales by Zexun

Hasn't been used in ages except for showing off the QR aspect to my friends. Nowadays I use a Sachtler Speedlock setup.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #9
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

Something i didnt see on here is the oconnor 35l (or maybe 85l) legs...search and youll find what im talking about. Its a set that has a single button/switch to raise/lower all legs simultaneously, best of all can be found used on ebay for a few hundred.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #10
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Re: What sticks adjust height the quickest?

Also, I've been looking to maybe upgrade my head too, but I don't mind looking on ebay. I've been looking at something like the DV6SB head. Maybe an option for you (Victor) if you don't want to spend the money on a new FSB head.
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