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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:38 AM

Can anyone name a decent, cheap Tripod that will take the weight of a Sanyo CME 1100, plus filters, Anamorphic lenses etc.
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#2 André Bacher

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:42 AM

Hello!

Maybe this setup is good for you (its calculatet for camera+lens around 2,5 kg):

Tripod: Manfrotto Basic 055DB
http://www.manfrotto...o...=69&child=2
Head: Manfrotto MA 804RC2
http://www.manfrotto...o...=81&child=1
Head: if you want to pan while shooting: Manfrotto 700RC2
http://www.manfrotto...o...=86&child=1

Price in Germany/Euros:
055DB = 82,70 ?
MA 804RC2 = 72 ?
700RC2= 85 ?

If you need some Rods and Mattebox, etc. that has to be counted extra.

Good luck,
André
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 02:06 PM

I do plan to get a Matte Box at some point.

Thanks ver much,
Matthew Buick.
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#4 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:15 PM

Hello!

Maybe this setup is good for you (its calculatet for camera+lens around 2,5 kg):

Tripod: Manfrotto Basic 055DB
http://www.manfrotto...o...=69&child=2
Head: Manfrotto MA 804RC2
http://www.manfrotto...o...=81&child=1
Head: if you want to pan while shooting: Manfrotto 700RC2
http://www.manfrotto...o...=86&child=1

Price in Germany/Euros:
055DB = 82,70 ?
MA 804RC2 = 72 ?
700RC2= 85 ?

If you need some Rods and Mattebox, etc. that has to be counted extra.

Good luck,
André



A center column adjustable ball head (with the water bubble for easier centering) can be a very necessary option.
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#5 Hal Smith

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:53 PM

Oldies can be goodies. I've got an ancient Miller Professional head on an aluminium round leg Samson/Quickset 7305 that's my best tripod for small cameras. I use it with my Nizo 4056 Super-8 and Sony TRV-30 miniDV. I've got a much more robust O'Connor 50D and various 100mm bowl wood tripods, top hats, etc. for my Arri 2A/C.

I've gotten compliments on how smooth my camera work is on miniDV - people don't expect real slick pans and tilts with miniDV since most prosumer "digital" heads are in truth junk.
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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:08 AM

I would prefer a lightweight one, as I'm going to be going places with it quite a lot.
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#7 Jiekai Liao

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:28 AM

I will recommend the Manfrotto 745B MDEVE sticks. They are pretty decent priced for a 50mm half bowl, which in my opinion is really important for fast levelling. And they can go as low as 22mm, which is nice. I use them with a 503 head, which makes it a little pricey, but I really recommend the sticks.

I have used the tripod with both super 8mm cameras (nikon r8) and video cameras (consumer, canon GL2, Panasonic DVX100, Sony Z1U) and I don't have any problems at all. It is a nice light weight tripod.

I can even put them in my luggage to check in at airports. :-p

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#8 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:42 PM

I will recommend the Manfrotto 745B MDEVE sticks. They are pretty decent priced for a 50mm half bowl, which in my opinion is really important for fast levelling.

jiekai


half bowl is a better faster description than the one I provided... "center column adjustable ball head".
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