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Old April 30th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #31
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My apologies Chris. I wasn't trying to hijack the thread. I'm going to be purchasing an EX1R this summer, but wanted to know if my tripod would work or if I should get a new one. I figured this would be the perfect place to ask. I hadn't even thought of going to the support section. :O

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Old May 7th, 2010, 05:29 AM   #32
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Ok I narrowed this down to 2 models, both from Libec

the LS38 and LS22

both have good review, and while the 38 is clearly stronger, I have doubts about the minimum weight requirment, that I believe is 4 Kg versus the EX1r being 2.7 Kg.

on the other hand the LS22 look OK too, but I believe the maximum weight is 4 KG

any suggestion on which of these 2? some say that using the LS38 with a light (sort of) camcorder can create issues
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Old May 7th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #33
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I have experience of both heads (almost).

The LS22 head - I felt it was a bit flimsy for me under my Sony V1E, which is lighter than an EX1. It was OK at wide angles, but really hard to use when zoomed in because the drag isn't adjustable, and I felt unhappy walking away and taking my hands off the camera, even with it locked down.

I had an LS37, the predecessor of the LS38. The LS38 will support it, but if your rig is less than the 4kg minimum you will end up fighting the counterbalance spring on any tilts you make, and there is no counterbalance adjustment.

Whether or not this is a problem for you is open to debate - it may not bother you at all. I've said this on here before until I'm blue in the face, but if a tripod head cannot comfortably counterbalance your camera it will not be a happy experience.

Purely on build quality, the LS-38 wins, leaving aside the possible balance problems.
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