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    503 okay for HVX solely?
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    In Jerred's review of the Cartoni focus he mentioned that he's enjoyed the 503's price/performance for use with his DVX for the past couple of years. But he said that the HVX with a follow focus and matte box was too heavy for it. Is the 503 adequate for the HVX alone, with just a shotgun attached?


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    well thats not good i guess, since I'll be using it with a m2, follow focus, and matte box....hmmm


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    I use a 503 for my HVX with the mattebox and it works fine.
    It doesn't feel any different to me than when I used it with my llittle PD150.
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    I use the Bogen 516 fluid head with the 3046 leg or the 503 depending on the location and weather conditions. The 516 is heavy, but in a strong wind with a HVX it can make a world of diference. The 503 I use with the DVX and it is great have had no problems with eather. It all depends on what your shooting camera stability in adverce conditions and the weight you will except when going on location.

    Hope this helps.


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    I have both the 501 and 503 both work fine with the hvx+matte box+ff+redrock.

    Also I don't understand why most people keep mentioning that non-fluid head are "no good". I have 2 tripods, one with the 501 and one with the 503 and both are great heads. Frankly, I don't see much difference between them.


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    thanks for the info. I'll stick with the 525/503 for the hvx setup, and I'll keep my 745B/701RC2 for the DVX.


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    I have the miller solo with the 503, I recently got my geardear maattebox w/baseplate and 20 inch rods and am waiting for my brevis, when i attach everything to my 503 including my marshal HD monitor zoom control and focus and iris it just doesent feel completely secure, should i upgrade from the 503 or am i just worrying about nothing?


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    i have decided to spend the extra and get the 525/519 kit. Couldn't hurt right?


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    ok ok ok....lol

    i've decided to pony up the extra monies and get a sachtler after reading so many reviews about them. I think I'm going to go with the DV-6SB + either the speedlock CF legs or the 2 stage aluminum ones...

    any thoughts?


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    not wanting to bust your bubbles. the sachtler dv6 is made in costa rica. At that price range, also look at vinen vision 3. err... also made in costa rica.

    But i heard those two tripods are way beter than the cartoni focus ,.... errr made in italy


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