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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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Bescor TH-660

I've been looking for a started pod and it seems that the Libec TH-M20 is highly recommended. It also seems that the Bescor TH-650 is the same thing, but rebranded. The 650 isn't made anymore, but the TH-660 is widely available. I noticed, though, that it has a different tripod (twin-spar top with dual-tube bottom vs. twin-spar top and bottom).
Does anyone know of any differences between these models? Is it just the tripod? I like that it comes with an additional floor spreader for the same price.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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I own the Bescor TH660 and love the sticks but hate the head, This model has a lower and upper spreader. The upper spread became a pain trying to retract it. I am a one man operation so I don't have a lot of time to set up. I removed the top spread and adjusted the bottom so I would have a height the works for me. I am able to drop and go. There is very little set up with it.

The downside to this tri-pod is the head. I hate it and am going to switch it out with another better built fluid head. I have found the there is a lot of horizontal play. I have tried everything to correct it. I have tried tightening the ball and everything else with no luck. Even with my XL2 balanced on it I still have the problem.

The unit cost around $250.00 through BHphotovideo and came with a soft case.
Currently using Panasonic AG AC160 Cameras. Editing with a custom built suite by running the latest Adobe Suite with Matrox.

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