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Nov 20, 2012 09:21 |  #16

I've got Manfrotto 055XPROB legs with a 701HDV head. The legs work reasonably well, but planning to get video-specific legs for use with panning shots. The setup has been wonderful considering the price.


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Nov 20, 2012 11:05 |  #17

lgndracer wrote in post #15256781 (external link)
Can you post a link to the ones you are talking about? Have you tried one of these copies?

Are they better than a 504HD but not quite as nice as an Ace?

Seriously, Id be interested in what other Sachtler heads have been copied! Like an FBS 6 or 8 clone!


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Nov 21, 2012 11:45 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #18

I had that same doubt. As I live in Brazil and good photo/video equipment costs twice (sometimes 3 times) more than in the US, and it's very hard to find good stuff for sale here. I decided to go with the 055XPROB with a 701HDV head, which I managed to find at an online store and reviews seem to be quite good. It will cost me something around 500 dollars, but that's the best one I could find. What also pleased me about this one is that I not only plan to do videos, but stills as well, so I'll probably buy a 498RC head when I get the money.

Now, I did a big research on tripods and found out about that Fancier FC 270a video tripod, which is really cheap (saw it on ebay for 200$ iirc) and seems to please the people who have bought it. Does anyone else know anything about that tripod? Is it good? Durable?

Thanks!


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Nov 21, 2012 23:55 |  #19

I've for the Manfrotto 055XPROB legs with 701HDV head too and it works great for what I do.

EVANDIXONdotCOM wrote in post #15267832 (external link)
I've got Manfrotto 055XPROB legs with a 701HDV head. The legs work reasonably well, but planning to get video-specific legs for use with panning shots. The setup has been wonderful considering the price.

jocabogho wrote in post #15272617 (external link)
I had that same doubt. As I live in Brazil and good photo/video equipment costs twice (sometimes 3 times) more than in the US, and it's very hard to find good stuff for sale here. I decided to go with the 055XPROB with a 701HDV head, which I managed to find at an online store and reviews seem to be quite good. It will cost me something around 500 dollars, but that's the best one I could find. What also pleased me about this one is that I not only plan to do videos, but stills as well, so I'll probably buy a 498RC head when I get the money.

Now, I did a big research on tripods and found out about that Fancier FC 270a video tripod, which is really cheap (saw it on ebay for 200$ iirc) and seems to please the people who have bought it. Does anyone else know anything about that tripod? Is it good? Durable?

Thanks!


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Dec 02, 2012 11:52 |  #20

julius071 wrote in post #15274895 (external link)
I've for the Manfrotto 055XPROB legs with 701HDV head too and it works great for what I do.

Just bought the setup and was wondering if I should buy a quick release plate, or another panning control along with this tripod and head?

Does that center column interfere when panning?? Read somewhere it could happen...


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Dec 04, 2012 12:59 |  #21

Kylemorgan88 wrote in post #15233823 (external link)
I almost pulled the trigger on a 504HD head, but the incompatible quick release plate is really a deal breaker for me.

Our slider, monopods, and steadicam all use the same 501PL plate. Switching back and forth between different QR plates is just not something we have time to do during many of our projects.

The 501PL will work, it just won't occupy the entire length of the tray as MkElement posted.

Since you're already invested in the Manfrotto system the 504HD isn't a bad head. But seeing that there are others on the market with continuously variable counterbalance makes me rethink the next head purchase. I think the prices are more comparable in Europe for some reason.


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Dec 04, 2012 13:10 |  #22

I've been really impressed with my Ravelli AVTP so far. Cheap too!

http://www.amazon.com …era-Tripod/dp/B00139W0XM/ (external link)




  
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Dec 09, 2012 07:10 as a reply to  @ post 15256781 |  #23

a tripod is the foundation of your vid, a poor base = shakey video !

Your tripod should cost as much as your camera body.

The best value for money is the Sachler ACE @ $535 from B&H http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Ace_Fluid_Head​_with.html (external link) the head is Sachler class, but the legs are cheap, and is a bit short (low) for my uses.

There is a new Carbon fibre model, not yet released $992 http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …1011_SYSTEM_ACE​_L_MS.html (external link)

Why not start with the Sachler ACE @ $535 (the head is creamy smooth) and add some good CF legs later.

I have just received some super tall (2M) Manfrotto 536 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod legs $600 http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link) and I am amazed how rigid they are - super smooth pans on my Sachler FSB-6 head. Also great solid legs for my astro shots last night.

Read the user reviews over @ B&H




  
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Dec 09, 2012 17:53 |  #24

That Sachtler Ace is a sweet little tripod.


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Jan 07, 2013 19:20 |  #25

I was looking at a 504HD that is a great deal but I was wondering if I could use it on the Ravelli legs? it looks like and says 75mm universal bowl.


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Jan 07, 2013 21:09 as a reply to  @ john69az's post |  #26

I have the Manfrotto 504HD head and the 546BK sticks from Amazon ($649) and I'm very satisfied with its performance. I'm using a gripped 7D coupled with a heavy 70-200L MKII lens for wildlife video, and a Zoom H4N attached to the side to capture ambient sound. A smaller head would not be up the the task of this moderately heavy load, whereas the Manny 504 is nicely balanced for following moving wildlife whether it's above or below my position.


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Jan 10, 2013 17:57 as a reply to  @ BioSci's post |  #27

I am new to shooting video. This is my short (7 months) experience.

I am shooting the Canon HF M500 on Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 legs/701HDC-head.

I love the head, but when the wind picks up, the legs will "quiver" which is easily seen in the video. I have a nice set of Gitzo 2542L legs, but my camera body is usually on those legs.

I have been toying with the idea of better legs for the video, but with all the gear I carry, heavier legs keep me away from the change just yet.


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Jan 13, 2013 17:47 |  #28

BioSci wrote in post #15459044 (external link)
I have the Manfrotto 504HD head and the 546BK sticks from Amazon ($649) and I'm very satisfied with its performance. I'm using a gripped 7D coupled with a heavy 70-200L MKII lens for wildlife video, and a Zoom H4N attached to the side to capture ambient sound. A smaller head would not be up the the task of this moderately heavy load, whereas the Manny 504 is nicely balanced for following moving wildlife whether it's above or below my position.

I picked up that set up on Ebay for $425 Very happy with it so far. I have 5d Mk iii mounting it with the 70-200 seems good but with a smaller prime it seems like too much of a head & legs. I guess as I learn and add things to my setup that might change.


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