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Old May 17th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #16
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Hi John...........

If all you require is totally static shots, just about anything with three legs and the appropriate screw on the top should hold still unless provoked (wind, knees, elbows etc).

Even the three legs aren't strictly necessary, a simple security camera wall bracket would do as long as there's something to screw it to.

Don't want get into woodworking? Look at something from this list:

Camera Mounting Brackets and Clamps

I must confess the B&H web site has finally flumoxed me - I know these must be on there somewhere but blowed if I can find 'em.

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Old February 14th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #17
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I know this is an older thread, but I just wanted to throw out a vote for the Ambico tripods as well. Best extremely cheap tripod I've ever owned.

I' bought a lot (3 or 4) of cheap tripods trying to find one that would do a semi decent job. Nothing was good for video until the Ambico. The Ambico (I'll get the model # later) actually has an air cushioned pan tilt head that does a remarkable job for the price. With any small camcorder or DSLR I can make beautifully smooth pans and tilts. I even was forced to drop an XL-1 on it before and it held up.

The drawback is that the legs are definitely a bit wobbly. Not strong hard sticks. Especially with the XL-1, it wasn't unmanageable, but not ideal.

But if you're a student or even just someone looking for a cheapy that has fluid motion, I recommend an Ambico.
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