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Old January 12th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #1
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MA 503 video head

I am contemplating to purchase a Manfrotto MA 503 head (my budgetary limit) for use with my XL1s + Sigma 50-500 mm "Bigma". Would this be a good combination?

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Old January 12th, 2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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503 seems a bit light for stabilizing the bigma, especially at full zoom....i have a 516 and it's only just enough for big lenses. i'd go bigger, if you can afford it....
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Old January 12th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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Yes, I think a true fluid head like the 516 would be better for a so long range. I've got the 503 too but it's average good for the Sony FX1's zoom, that's all.
Anyway, it's true that the fluid heads are so expensive... and heavy :(
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