Tripod for NPR
Posted 26 March 2006 - 04:29 PM
-Cartoni F100 head and sticks
-Miller DS25 head and sticks
I wondered if people had used either of the above heads/sticks in combination with
the NPR and have any comments or suggests, or might recommend another system
at a similar price point?
Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:40 AM
Seriously, you'll never go wrong getting a head that's MORE robust than what you really need. But if you get a head (or sticks) that are barely up to the task, there will be plenty of shots or setups where you'll regret it.
For general 16mm and/or SD video, I like the O'connor 1030 head. For heavier 16mm, HD or 35mm I like the 2575 head.
I recently evaluated the O'connor 25L sticks and they're pretty impressive and lightweight. Very high high, and very low low. I'm always cautious about twisting, flexing and bouncing with carbon fiber legs, but these hold up well enough with camera weight in 25lb. range (i.e. with the 1030 head). If you're considering the 2575 head you'll need to step up to more sturdy legs though.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 12:42 PM
As for the 1030, I don't have $3360 to spend on the head alone. I hear what you're saying but
I'm just not in the market for something at that price point.
I'm in the sub-$1K market. Used, and old or the new low-end Cartoni systems are what I've
Thanks for repsonding to my query.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 12:54 PM