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Mark OConnell November 20th, 2017 02:59 PM

Short Legs
 
Can anyone suggest a set of legs that collapse down to around 20" that could hold and FSB8 head? tia-

Ronald Jackson November 21st, 2017 03:59 AM

Re: Short Legs
 
I use these with my DV 6 SB https://www.proav.co.uk/ei-7501-baby-legs

Heavy but they do the job set up on the passenger seat of my old "Defender"


Ron

Mark OConnell November 21st, 2017 10:39 AM

Re: Short Legs
 
Thanks Ron, but I think I failed to make my quest clear: I'm looking for legs that will extend to a normal height but collapse to about 20" and also accommodate a 75mm bowl.

Greg Smith November 21st, 2017 11:05 AM

Re: Short Legs
 
Oops, misunderstood the question and posted a dumb reply. Please ignore.

Mark OConnell November 21st, 2017 07:24 PM

Re: Short Legs
 
Thanks for taking the time Greg. If I continue clarifying it it'll eventually end up like it should've been in the first place.

I'm looking for legs that will extend to a normal height but collapse to about 20" for transport, and also accommodate a 75mm bowl.

Chris Soucy November 21st, 2017 11:45 PM

Re: Short Legs
 
Hi, guys................ A rave from the grave.

The shortest closed sticks I'm aware of are the Sachtler 75 CF's, which come out at about 560 mm (22' plus change) from the bottom of the legs to the top of the 75mm receiver.

However, you're definition of "normal height" has to be taken into account, they ain't huge and can't be, with their slight build, being but a slim 2:1:1 design.

They ain't great but they're the closest I can get to your "Holy Grail".

You didn't mention (bad juju) what head you were planning on parking on these sticks - don't try a Vinten, it simply won't work, Libec either.

Good luck with your search.


CS

Mark OConnell November 22nd, 2017 01:19 AM

Re: Short Legs
 
Hey Chris, thanks so much for your reply! I did mention, albeit briefly, an FSB8 head. B&H is showing the 75CF complete as being 34" collapsed. The head surely wouldn't account for 12"?

Chris Soucy November 22nd, 2017 02:09 AM

Re: Short Legs
 
Sorry about that, I plead incipient insanity due to old age. Tried again with the tape measure with both eyes open and came up with 66cm (26' plus change) from leg bottom to receiver top.

Your best bet is with Manfrotto, as they're pretty compatible with Sachtler heads, but there's a heck of a lot of other stuff out there now.

Good luck.


CS

Mark OConnell November 22nd, 2017 04:17 PM

Re: Short Legs
 
Mark S. at B&H actually found one. This looks pretty good: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...2855/KBID/3801

Seth Bloombaum November 23rd, 2017 04:03 PM

Re: Short Legs
 
That Acebil/Benro is a knock-off of a Gitzo tripod. Nothing wrong with that if it’s well built, but, you might also consider Gitzo.

I have an older one with a removable 75mm bowl. This is their “Systematic” series.
This tripod, and, this bowl.

More coin than the Acebil, but may be worth considering.

Mark OConnell November 23rd, 2017 04:48 PM

Re: Short Legs
 
The collapsed length of the Gitzo is 23.7", so the Acebil/Benro definitely beats it.


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