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Old November 20th, 2019, 12:14 AM   #1
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Carbon Fibre Tripod Legs for a Vision 6 head

I have a Vinten Vision 6 tripod and head. The legs are aluminium Manfrotto clones. I would appreciate recommendations for alternative carbon fibre legs. Either from the current Vinten range or older models now discontinued.

I need something a bit lighter than the "Manfrotto".

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ps the head won't balance when I put it on my Gitzo 75mm bowl sticks so I'm guessing replacement legs must be Vinten unless some form of bowl adapter is available.
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Old November 20th, 2019, 05:27 PM   #2
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Re: Carbon Fibre Tripod Legs for a Vision 6 head

If you have a light camera you’d be better off switching to lighter tripod system that uses a 75mm bowl. Vision 6 is for big news style eng cameras that weigh 20lbs. The majority of the weight is the head not the legs. There is usually around 1 lb difference between comparable aluminum and carbon legs.
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Old November 21st, 2019, 12:31 AM   #3
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I got mine second hand at a good price. Back in the days of my EX3 and long stills lenses.

Want to hang on to it as it very nice with my GH5 and long stills lenses. I have various lighter pods but none as good, or as heavy, as the Vision 6.

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Old November 21st, 2019, 12:33 AM   #4
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But tell a lie! I have in the garden shed an old wooden Miller tripod with a 150mm "Made In West Germany" Sachtler head.

Weighs a ton and I've never used it. Presumably used with a big film or TV camera way back when.

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Old November 21st, 2019, 06:46 AM   #5
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I got mine second hand at a good price. Back in the days of my EX3 and long stills lenses.

Want to hang on to it as it very nice with my GH5 and long stills lenses. I have various lighter pods but none as good, or as heavy, as the Vision 6.

Ron
No doubt itís a good head itís still over kill for Gh5 even with a long lens. I figured as much you got a good deal. There isnít much of a demand for these heavy used heads since most ppl are using dslrs.
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Old November 21st, 2019, 10:55 AM   #6
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Re: Carbon Fibre Tripod Legs for a Vision 6 head

I bought a cheap Kenro carbon tripod that even came with a head. I like it but I am far from a professional to compare it with others. But for the price, I think it is excellent value. But I should say it is only a 65mm bowl.


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