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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Small tripod recommendation

Hi All - can anyone recommend a small 'table-top' type tripod that I can use with my Sony VG20 to get some nice detail closeups?

I have a couple of cheap ones that came as freebies with various purchase but none of them are study enough (The VG20 is small but hefty with the kit lens)

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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #2
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Hi Pete

Unless you have unlimited cash (which I don't have) take a look at the Weifeng range..I have had my two for 3 years now and they are still good...theirs are mainly bowl units and I know they make some really professional low level units too!! They do have a website too with all the dimensions displayed

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Old April 4th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thx Chris for that "Weifeng" tip! They are very cheap...I use a light and very simple hama tripod for my second unmanned camera (to hold my handycam) and was looking for a replacement as the tripod head on that hama is awefull. Normally I just set them up and let them roll but sometimes I need to reframe a bit during a recording and I"m not able to do that smoothly.
Will check out their site.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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Agree with Chris, cannot recommend Weifeng enough (also goes under the brand Fancier). Heres a video I did after buying a few of their heads. I have since bought a full tripod with bowl mount etc. Great for the price!

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Old April 4th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #5
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Can't seem to find their website - any ideas about a UK supplier?
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Old April 4th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #6
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Hi Pete

http://en.weifengchina.com/

You can find them mostly on eBay but the site will at least give you model numbers

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Old April 4th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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Wow - don't think I've ever heard of a tripod called 'Glorious' before :)
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