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#1 Connor Mazzola

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:37 AM

Hello,

I am looking for tripod suggestions for an Arri SR2. I'd like to keep it sub $1,000 because I mainly use it in it's water housing. I only have a kinoptic 5.7mm and an angenieux 9.5-57mm, so no big lenses. It can be used i don't care. I am thinking of an older Vinten or a manfrotto 509 head. Maybe a sachtler if  I can find one under 1k. I don't want to make the wrong choice so I came here.

Thanks


Edited by Connor Mazzola, 28 March 2017 - 02:37 AM.

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#2 Guillaume Cottin

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Hi Connor, check out Secced as well


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

I have a Vinten Vision 3 which is probably about the right size.

 

Also look at Miller.

 

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#4 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

Connor,  have a search through old posts...you will find lots of usefull ideas 


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#5 Connor Mazzola

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

Ok thanks guys. What do you think of a manfrotto 509 or 504 head?


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:37 PM

A used O'connor 50D is always a solid choice. was my first head, bullet proof.


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#7 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

Like Phil says, I'd go with a used Miller or Vinten tripod. Used Vinten gear is surprisingly cheap on eBay. They are very smooth and work well. Avoid Manfrotto if you can, the tilt and pan-lock knobs are all in dumb places which will drive you crazy. Most of them are friction heads, not true fluid heads.
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