Tripod Testing Tips
Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:22 AM
Thanks in advance for your tips...
Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:53 AM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:36 PM
Mitch, where did you get yours rebuilt?
Wow, I'm not sure I want to pay $500 though. Has anyone here ever torn into one of these on their own?
I only paid $15 for it, so it wouldn't be the end of the world if I couldn't fix it.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:54 PM
I just want to check that I'm not getting ripped off. The head offered is a Sachtler 7+7 (or 7/7) probably about 15 years old. With 6' Gitzo legs, and the guy is asking for $1400. Does anyone know what this may be worth? I can't find this model in the Sachtler web site anymore...
Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:53 PM
$1400 for an old Sachtler 7x7 on cheapo Gitzo sticks seems pretty high to me. What camera are you planning to use it on? I've seen people try to use Arri SRs and Aatons on those and blow the seals. You should look into the brand new Bogen/Manfrotto options at that price range. You may get a head that's just as good if not better. And if you really want something inexpensive, check out the Chinese tripods at prompterpeople.com.