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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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Tiffen Davis & Sanford ProVista 7518 Tripod and Head - Is this overkill?

I'm having a heck of a time buying a tripod for this tiny little 3 inch, 1 pound Sony HC5 camcorder. I was shocked when I received it...it's so small.
I've been able to read up here thanks to this forum but still have a few questions.
Since I need claw or bowl head leveling, I'm now considering the Tiffen Davis & Sanford ProVista 7518 Tripod and Head for my HC5 but it's made for up to 18 pounds. Seems I read where the tripod is expecting some serious weight like a xl1 or similar.
Is this going to be overkill for my tiny little toy? Will it even stay without tilting by itself?
I like the idea of an auto leveler but haven't come across any in my searches.
Where are they and what's recommended?
Thanks for the interest.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Guess I'll buy one and find out!
I'm not expecting a whole lot...just don't want the thing to tilt over...ha ha!
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