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Old March 17th, 2003, 01:08 AM   #16
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I have a 516 mounted on Bogen 3192 sticks. I love it. The head is new and needs to be broken in. As it loosens up I think it will be fine. It is on the extreme end of heavy and stiff for a light camera like my XL1. On some occasions I still have to shoot Beta. This rig is a compromise, heavy for XL1, light for Beta, both work. I also have the new Bogen 522C LANC camera control unit for it. With my Verizoom LCD monitor on the camera it about as close as I can come to making my XL1 comparable to a Beta cam with a studio kit.

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Old March 17th, 2003, 03:35 AM   #17
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That stiffness doesn't sound quite right to me, Steve. Do you have all of your lock and tension controls loosened up? Any one of the four of them, could be the problem. They have set screws, that allow you some latitude in adjustment. It is possible that they were installed too tight at the factory.

Another item to inspect, is your bowl. Is it properly mounted to the TP? And the head to it?
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Old March 17th, 2003, 07:55 AM   #18
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There is no break in period on a tripod head. It should work perfectly, right out of the box. If it doesn't, return to the dealer or send to Bogen for a warranty repair.

As Robert points out, it could be user error, but if you have eliminated those options something is wrong.
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Old March 17th, 2003, 09:10 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info. I can't find the adjustment screws you mentioned, I am aware of all 4 adjustment devices. The vertical tilt sticks a little after the camera stays stationary for any length of time, causing a slight jerk when you first tilt it. This is improving with use. All of this is with the fluid tension backed all of the way off. The fluid tension knob sounds like rice crispies when you turn it, maybe it is damaged, which did not occur to me because the unit is so new. I’ll contact Bogen today!

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Old March 17th, 2003, 09:49 AM   #20
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Something is definetly not right. I've used that head it should be much smoother. Let us know what Bogen says.
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Old March 18th, 2003, 10:43 PM   #21
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Bogen said, send it in for repair.

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