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Old April 4th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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Where to get a used professional tripod?

Hi,

I need a tripod for the JVC GY-HD100U. I don't want to buy new due to the expense. Can someone give me some advice on where to buy from and which model works best?

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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #2
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Hello Lisa:

I Just bought a bogen 351MVB2 KIT it includes a bogen 503 head, a mid level spreader and case including shipping for $538.00. The unit is spouse to be ok for the
GY HD 110U and of course your 100u
I will be getting it this week
Hey good luck i'll let you know how it works out


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Old April 5th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #3
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Hello Lisa,

Bob Jones here from Nightshift Enterprises, home of the Skycrane.

If your looking for a ROCK SOLID tripod, take a hard look at the "Bogen 3051"
It's the tripod I recommend to support my jibs.

The 3051 is an extremely robust tripod and it's not what you'd describe as a light weight.

You can often find them on Ebay for a fraction of the retail price. I believe retail is around $240.00 to $275.00

Hope this info helps.

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Old April 5th, 2007, 08:01 AM   #4
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Hello BOB:
BOB is the 3151
the same as the 475
thanks BOB
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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Hi Joe,

Yes please do let me now how it works out for you. Remind me, you're in south FL area, right? I'm about 30 minutes from Daytona myself.

Hi Robert,

Thank you also for the tip. I'll look into it. I have a Bogen 3043 legs that worked great for other camera I have but not the right head for the hd100u.

Thanks again for the tips,
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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I was going to a fishing seminar one day at a Southern Florida school and noticed a swapmeet going on on the same property. I was early, so I went over.

I stumbled upon a Bogen 3030a with an head for $35.00. These are great tripods and will handle whatever camera you have. Rock Solid!

I then bought an additional Bogen tripod, different model, from B&H new. Even though it was a new model and a Bogen at that, it was terrible and I sold it.

I spent about 2 months trying to find and buy another 3030a on ebay and finally did. I think it cost me about $150.

If you can find one, you will love it.

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Old April 5th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #7
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Hello Joe, Lisa,

Joe, the Bogen "475" is very similiar to the "3051". The difference is the "3051" has internal locks that can be released by (for lack of a better term) "thumb buttons" at the head of the tripod.

I believe the "475" incorperates twist locks. They're both great tripods for supporting heavy loads. I also believe they are way underrated in terms of weight capacity.

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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #8
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Sorry for the mixup, I have Bogen legs 3021. Debating whether to change heads or get another whole set-up.

Thanks again for the tips. I certainly want to make sure that I get the right one with the support. Reading the information all of you are providing is a great help.

I was considering a 501 head and the 503 and debating on getting another complete tripod. I'll check around on the models everyone is telling me about and see what I can find for sale.

Thank you
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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #9
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Hi Lisa

From what i hear the 503 head if set up more for Video cameras
good luck Lisa.
Oh by the way are you 30 miles south or north of Daytona
We are about 10 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale
Our son Lives in Coco Beach
How do you Like HD 100u?
I had a XL1S sold that got a SONY FX1 with a pro HVR M10U DECK
But i had to have the HD 110u love the camera the only problem is now i got to get the BR HD 50 DECK. got lucky sold the FX1 in 3 days.got to sell the hvr m10u it only has 20 tape hrs on it
Hey lisa sorry about talking so much
you have great day
thank you
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #10
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Hi Joe,

I'm not that familiar with the 503. I heard from someone that uses it and for what they were using it for it worked great.

So far I am very happy with the hd100u. Picture is amazing!

I'm north of Daytona.

Nice to hear from you.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #11
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Lisa,

Don't get the 501 head, get at least the 503. They are a world apart in performance and the 503 has counter balance springs. You need them for the larger cameras.

Good luck and I'm in between you two here in Post St. Lucie.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #12
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Hi lisa
I got the 503 head and Tripod today
it works great, very smooth. Mike is right stay away from the 501
with my 110u i also use the IDX SYS. HAD NO PROBLEM with the extra weight
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #13
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Hi,

I've had several people say they would go with the 503 head. Which legs are you using with it?

I have to say I love the legs on the ITE tripod I have even though it's older and heavy. It's so sturdy. It was given to me but I don't have a plate for it and not even sure where to locate a plate for it and if the plate will work with the hd100u.

Also, it's nice to meet up with you FL people.

Thanks again to everyone that's helping me with info.

Best,
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