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DCCowan
09-24-2006, 11:52 PM
I just sent in my order for the XH A1 and will be looking for a good tripod soon. Any suggestions? Is there one you think is ideal?

Nick Larsen
10-07-2006, 01:43 PM
My favorite thus far is the the Bogen 3046 (Black) Legs, with a Bogen 503 Head for around $500. Very sturdy, plus built in mid-level spreaders. It also has the center column which lets you get up to around 8 ft max... very helpful doing any sort of event work where you need to shoot over an audience. I have 2 3046's that have been in use for the past 20 years, and other than a couple dings, they work as well as when I got them.

Oh, and forgot to mention. They have been used with a GL1, GL2, and hopefully with an A1 in a month or so.

Clintizzle
10-16-2006, 06:15 PM
I have a Manfrotto 745B leg set with a 501 fluid head.
I have absolutely no complaints with it after using it for a year.
the 501 has a very smooth pan and the leg set gets you about 6ft height.

Noel Evans
10-17-2006, 02:50 AM
Im not a fan of Bogen, I know a lot of people use them and swear by them but.... anyway. There are a few good ones around. Strange but I do like Libec, I have used the Bogen 503 and the Libec LS38 and for me the LS38 was better overall with what felt like a smoother head. I personally use the LS55. Actually from tripods I have used you cant beat Satchler but good luck on price.

Noel Evans
12-29-2006, 12:47 AM
Yes, I had a sachtler stolen a little while back, about the same time as my libec head started to crunch.

I replaced it with Vinten legs, Bogen 519 head, gitzo 75mm ball......... works great

DammitJanet
12-29-2006, 11:46 AM
My partner and I got a Cartoni Focus and we have no regrets whatsoever. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

Drew Ott
12-29-2006, 09:05 PM
Can anybody recommend a good tripod for around $300?

I know everybody will say $500 minimum but I just honestly don't have that much and I can't wait much longer. I've been using a $60 dollar still camera tripod and it can barely keep still on a locked shot.

t-h-e-w-h-o
12-29-2006, 09:10 PM
Can anybody recommend a good tripod for around $300?

I know everybody will say $500 minimum but I just honestly don't have that much and I can't wait much longer. I've been using a $60 dollar still camera tripod and it can barely keep still on a locked shot.

i have one at home, im on vacation right now. I think it was $80, and it works great. No complaints. Obviously not a $500 beast, but does the job. Ill link you in a few days if you can wait that long.

Drew Ott
12-29-2006, 09:13 PM
If you don't have complaints than why the need to upgrade? I'm looking for a better tripod, not another still-camera tripod. Thanks though.

Drew

t-h-e-w-h-o
12-29-2006, 09:21 PM
If you don't have complaints than why the need to upgrade? I'm looking for a better tripod, not another still-camera tripod. Thanks though.

Drew

i dont need to upgrade....

Jay Rodriguez
12-30-2006, 07:06 AM
Can anybody recommend a good tripod for around $300?

I know everybody will say $500 minimum but I just honestly don't have that much and I can't wait much longer. I've been using a $60 dollar still camera tripod and it can barely keep still on a locked shot.


grab a used one from craigslist or ebay

Drew Ott
12-30-2006, 10:53 PM
i dont need to upgrade....

No idea what I got that from...

ransom
01-01-2007, 07:59 PM
cartoni focus. a step up from the bogen 503

dcrin3
01-10-2007, 12:32 AM
would this be a good tripod for the A1? the minimum height is 12.8"!!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=Search&A=details&Q=&sku=359546&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

Noel Evans
01-10-2007, 03:53 AM
would this be a good tripod for the A1? the minimum height is 12.8"!!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=Search&A=details&Q=&sku=359546&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

The 501 head is not a fluid head and basically is a piece of garbage.