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Old July 26th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #31
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If you want the best, you should go with a Satchler.

I have a Video 20 II, but that's for cameras up to 20 kg's

You would be fine with a Satchler DV-4II/2 Aluminum Tripod

B&H sells them for a little over $1,000

If you want a lighter one, you can get the same head with carbon fiber legs.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 05:22 PM   #32
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Update....

Update.......

Decided on 503 head ( I think the counter balance spring is good to have with XL2)

and also the 525MVB tripod.

Please post your suggestions or comments on whether that's a good head and legs for XL2 ?? Thanks.

Is anyone selling this setup?
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Old July 31st, 2005, 06:34 PM   #33
 
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Alex, why not the 515 with the 510 head?

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Old July 31st, 2005, 07:05 PM   #34
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Alex, why not the 515 with the 510 head?

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510 mainly not due to lack of funding... :(

515 and 525 seem to be exactly the same except the Head Mount, for the 525 it says that I need the 3284Ball in order to work with the 503, but on the Bogen website it says nothing about 515 and 503, my guess it also needs the 3284. ? I just need good 3 legs for the 503 at this point, that's what my current funding allows.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 07:41 PM   #35
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The 503 is a true fluid head and has a counter balance spring to support the weight of your camera when tilting forward and back. The 501 is smooth after you start moving, but sticks for the first move, and is not true fluid. It is a nice head, but not as good as the 503.

I have a 503 and a 501, and I will be selling my 501 to get another 503. Paid $149.00 plus shipping at B&H, anyone want it for $139.00, with paid shipping? Mounted on tripod and never used.

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Old August 20th, 2005, 09:20 AM   #36
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Good tripod for XL2?

What's a good tripod for an XL2? Something under $1000 if that's possible?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 10:00 AM   #37
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What's a good tripod for an XL2? Something under $1000 if that's possible?

Adam,

See this thread, just starting too.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=49627


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Old August 20th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #38
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Hi Adam,
Mike beat me to the punch this morning. Since everyone's camera setup and needs are different, there's no single correct answer to your question. So the advice to browse through the Support Your Local Camera forum is best. You'll find a lot of good opinions and reports of actual experiences with various tripods.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #39
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Tripod and head for XL2?

So, does anyone have any good suggestions for an XL2 tripod and head?

Thanks,

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Old September 27th, 2005, 10:41 PM   #40
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I've heard that the Manfrotto 501 is good and cheap.

http://www.cyberphoto.se/stativ/manfrotto/501.gif
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Old September 27th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #41
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I find the 501 a bit light for the XL2.

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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #42
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Most people in older threads are saying you should spend the extra $ to get the 503 instead of the 501. Some of them even bought the 501 first, then tried the 503, and finally sold their 501 to get the 503 instead.

I never tried the 501, but I recently (2weeks ago) bought the 503 after reading all the praises in this forum. I mounted it on my (very) old 058 Manfrotto tripod. And I must say this head is very impressive. It works quite nicely with the XL2.

So, as everyone else, I'd say you should buy the 503 fluid head if you can :)
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Old September 28th, 2005, 05:56 AM   #43
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agree

the 503 is the least you should get.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 07:08 AM   #44
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Cartoni Focus. Lots of pro features. Illuminated level is very handy. The variable tension is particularily good for handling the different configurations of the XL.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #45
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503 head on 525MVB sticks is a wonderful combination.
Quick setup and smooth as butter.

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