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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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Vinten protouch clarification

Is it true that the head of the vinten pro 6 is a re badged Manfrotto head ? If yes which one?
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Old January 28th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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Looks nearly identical to my 501 head - at that price, maybe it's a 503? Might be also that they've OEM'd the bogen and modified it to be smoother, but they sure look the same to me... Steve
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Old January 28th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #3
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Same weight range as the 501.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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Both the 503 and 501 don't have an illuminated level bubble while the level bubble of the pro 6 is illuminated. So is the Pro 6 a re badged 501/503 ?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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Without actually fondling one, I'd say it's an "upgraded" 501 - as in, "batteries included"... :=) Steve
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Old January 29th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #6
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does the upgrade improve the head overall or is it the 501 with a light bulb added?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #7
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If is upgraded at all, it is a 503 because it has counter balance springs.

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