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Old April 30th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #256
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+1 for the LS38.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #257
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The Libec 38 has just gone to the top of my list. thanks
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:30 PM   #258
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I have the 503HDV now, I just purchased it used and it seems to be pretty inadequate. The pan drag adjustment seems erratic, and stops and starts aren't as smooth as I would want.

Would the Libec 38 be a useful upgrade? My budget is around $800 for the tripod. Should I push that to include a Miller DS-10? What about the Sachtler FSB-4 or -6?

(I'm putting around 7/8 pounds on it)
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:22 PM   #259
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I have the Libec with my XHA1 and RR M2E and love it - amazing tripod at the price - you will not be dissapointed!
I got mine here - http://tapeworkstexas.com/ls38m_2a_.html - and it was on sale through them, i'm not affiliated in any way.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #260
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HDV501 or HDV503 for XH-A1s?

I'm looking to update the tripod head. Looking at either HDV501 or HDV503. Price is almost double on HDV503. Is it too way or overkill to use HDv503 on XH-A1? What's your suggestion?

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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #261
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In my opinion the 503 is underkill!
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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #262
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So I should go with something even more than expensive than HDV503? Any suggestion?

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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #263
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Hi Taky.........

Is this a bare XH A1 or pimped?

Bare I would suggest the Sachtler DV 6 SB.

Sachtler*>*75 mm

Pimped enough, the Vinten Vision 3 AS.

Vinten | Vision 3AS Pan and Tilt Head | www.vinten.com

For more on the V3 AS, my review:

Vinten Vision 3 AS Tripod (1 of 4) DV Info Net

The Manfrotto's just can't cut it with HD (IMHO), it's as simple as that. Avoid or regret.


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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #264
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It is for XH-A1s with the Canon WD-H72 wide angle lens adapter.

I already have the manfrotto tripod so I would like to stick with the same brand. But I will check out the links you sent. thanks
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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #265
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XH - A2s??

Hmm, think there must be a mistype there somewhere, else NZ is getting stiffed on new Canon gear..............

Bad luck on the Manfrotto tripod, better luck next time.

If you want/ need to stay with Manfrotto, your next best bet is the 519 head, at least it has variable counterbalance.

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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #266
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It's XH-A1s. Sorry for the typo.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #267
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wowo the 519 head is almost triple the cost of 530HDV... it's out of my budget. I guess I will stick with 530HDV. I'm also getting the 3520 leveling interface

Manfrotto 3502 - Compact Camera Leveler
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Old June 10th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #268
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You didn't mention a budget...........

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I'm looking to update the tripod head. Looking at either HDV501 or HDV503. Price is almost double on HDV503. Is it too way or overkill to use HDv503 on XH-A1? What's your suggestion?
Quite rightly, David said:

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In my opinion the 503 is underkill!
I take it that from your coment about the "Camera Leveler" you don't actually have a 75 or 100 mm ball tripod to start with? (Your link just goes dark with no response, so no help there).

What can I say, this is no way to run a railway?

You're running an HD camera, don't stick it onto a sub - SD support.


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Old June 11th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #269
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Can anyone recommend something affordable that gets the job done for XH-A1..I am also looking to use it to hold a small back up camera on occasion...
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Old June 12th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #270
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Libec LS-38 is my pick.
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