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#1 Michael Althaus

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:57 PM

Hi,
I'm looking into a good tripod for an Arriflex 16S/B. I'm interested in a Sachtler Tripod because I think they are of very good quality. I was thinking about the DV-6SB/2D head and the DA-75/2D or DA-75L Tripod. Do you think they work well with the Arriflex? Any other ideas?

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#2 Tim Carroll

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 05:28 PM

Michael,

Others may disagree, but that seems like a lot of tripod for an Arriflex 16S/B. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the Arri S, simply love the camera. But it is not really a production camera because of the noise it makes. The cost of those Sachtlers you linked to are about the price of the camera. I think you could get a Bogen that would serve your purposes fine, for a lot less money.

I could see laying out the cash for the Sachtler if you were planning on upgrading to a better production camera in the future, but the two tripods that you linked to would not work for an Arriflex 16 SR1/2/3 or an Aaton LTR/XTR because they are only rated up to 19lbs.

If you plan on staying with the Arri 16S/B, I would look into what Bogen has to offer, it could save you alot of money. And if you are planning on buying a tripod now to use as you upgrade to a production 16mm camera, I would look at what Sachtler has to offer that is a bit more heavy duty, so that you could use it with a production camera when you get one.

Just my two cents worth,
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#3 Sam Wells

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:07 PM

I happliy used my Arri S with the old Sachtler Panorama 7 + 7

although with the 400' mag it's top heavy, but...

I'm not sure which if any of those models it corresponds to

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