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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #16
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So I go for the Gitzo.
Good for you, you will like them, they look to be just as good as the Miller. I just went for the Miller because the dealer had them in stock and I could try and buy them. If Abel would have had the Gitzo and not the Miller, I probably would have bought them instead.

I did get a crack at the Gitzo head, it's nice but still not as good as the Sachtler IMHO. Same with the Vinten, nice but I like the more precise feeling German engineering (assembled in Costa Rica though) on the DV-6SB.

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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #17
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Good for you, you will like them, they look to be just as good as the Miller. I just went for the Miller because the dealer had them in stock and I could try and buy them. If Abel would have had the Gitzo and not the Miller, I probably would have bought them instead.

I did get a crack at the Gitzo head, it's nice but still not as good as the Sachtler IMHO. Same with the Vinten, nice but I like the more precise feeling German engineering (assembled in Costa Rica though) on the DV-6SB.

Good luck!


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Hey Dan, I have been a fan since I first met you on 2pop. I can't express my appreciation for your input on the internet. I have learned much from your guidance and I just wanted to say thanks. SO THANKS! You are very generous in posting your experiences from the big LA. I would advise any folks wondering what to do when purchasing gear to google your name consider your adivise a rare gift. Best to you.

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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #18
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Hi Jerry:

Thank you for your very kind words. I just look at it as I am a loudmouth who likes to spout my opinions on-line, but it's nice to see that some readers like what I say! ;-)

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Old December 14th, 2006, 12:25 PM   #19
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Sachtler DV 6 SB + Gitzo CF legs

Finally I have received the head and the legs, too. It took some time as they came from different sources.
It seems in Europe you can only get kits - mostly if you order online.

I attach a couple of photos but I have no idea how to.

This combo is fantastic!
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #20
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Zsolt, which European stores did you find? I am also having trouble finding BH Photo Video etc. equilivants in Europe.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 03:43 AM   #21
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Good to hear from everyone. I am also considering Sachtler but vs. Vinten. The Vinten legs are much better... haven't found a single negative comment about them. Only a few people are positive about the Sachtler 75mm legs. I am also looking at the Gizo/Miller stick but somehow they feel more like photography sticks compared to 1-stage/2-stage video tripods.
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