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Old June 16th, 2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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What is good enough tripod for wedding videography

I just wander how much money will be enough to spend on a tripod.
I really wanted to get the LibecLS38 Tripod System but since this is not the only thing I need I figured I should go with something less expensive like one of the Bogen / Manfrotto set from B&H kits like the Bogen / Manfrotto BO190XDB503HD 190XDB Pro Tripod with 503HDV Fluid Video Head
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=523080&is=REG
and then I thought about going with the 501 HDV head instead to save $100.00.
Any gaudiness will be appreciated
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Old June 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #2
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I have them both...spend the extra $100, it is worth it.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #3
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Spend the extra 100...

you won't be sorry you did. The 503 head is so smooth it makes shooting a breeze.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thank you for both replies.
I just wander what do you think about the kit itself http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=523080&is=REG
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Old June 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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I noticed that the maximum hight is only 57 inches. Doesn't that seem rather short?
My manfrotto goes almost 8.5 feet, but I have noticed that it is almost impossible to get a comparable tripod lately. Am I the only one who sees the value of getting a tripod that can get over peoples heads?
Even the really expensive ones usually only go about 5-6 feet.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #6
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you won't be sorry you did. The 503 head is so smooth it makes shooting a breeze.
Is it really that much smoother? Anything else about it that stands out?
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