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Apr 12, 2013 11:55 |  #1

getting more and more into video but don't want a dedicated video tripod, at the same time will be using the new tripod for still photography also. so what do fellow members recommend, budget about 500-800.


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Apr 12, 2013 16:07 |  #2

If Really Right Stuff is an option, Really Right Stuff is the answer.


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Apr 12, 2013 16:10 |  #3

gakoenig wrote in post #15821059 (external link)
If Really Right Stuff is an option, Really Right Stuff is the answer.


I totally agree..


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Apr 12, 2013 16:12 |  #4

I don't do much video but if planned to..and I was planning on the Gitzo systematics with video bowl.

I still went with the systematic but never got the attachment. So it was a good move for me.




  
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Apr 12, 2013 16:55 |  #5

Is that budget only for legs or including a head?


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Apr 12, 2013 18:11 |  #6

Really Right Stuff has the leveling base and you can switch from a ballhead to their new video head, but I'm sure it will be out of your price range.


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Apr 12, 2013 18:19 |  #7

gakoenig wrote in post #15821059 (external link)
If Really Right Stuff is an option, Really Right Stuff is the answer.

That pretty much sums it up!




  
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Apr 12, 2013 18:29 as a reply to  @ NU27D's post |  #8

Well if your budget is firm $500.00-$800.00 I'd strongly look at feisol. If you decide to stretch that budget then look into a set of RRS legs. Good luck in moving forward with your decision.

You can't go wrong with RRS products they're simply outstanding and their customer service is just as good if not better.


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Apr 12, 2013 19:16 |  #9

I've used a few of them and lots of heads. Manfrotto, Gitzo, RRS tripods; Manfrotto (2), Markins (2) and a Kirk and RRS head. I've settled on the RRS tripod & head combo. They make very good gear and more importantly they support them, something I cannot say about the others I've tried.




  
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Apr 12, 2013 19:50 |  #10

rick_reno wrote in post #15821601 (external link)
I've used a few of them and lots of heads. Manfrotto, Gitzo, RRS tripods; Manfrotto (2), Markins (2) and a Kirk and RRS head. I've settled on the RRS tripod & head combo. They make very good gear and more importantly they support them, something I cannot say about the others I've tried.

Rick your last sentence says it all. Whenever I'm buying a high end product their customer service better be as good as what they sell. If not, I'm not buying.

I've been burned to many times in the past dealing with very poor customer support from a number of companies.

RRS simply shines in the products they produce and, customer service. I'll be a loyal customer for many years to come.


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Apr 14, 2013 11:45 |  #11

vsg28 wrote in post #15821234 (external link)
Is that budget only for legs or including a head?

just the tripod - looking at a decent fluid head for video and a new head for photography


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Apr 14, 2013 17:13 |  #12

Then definitely go with RRS: They have great legs which a lot of other companies also do, but they have arguably the best customer service in the USA among such companies.


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Apr 15, 2013 14:03 |  #13

vsg28 wrote in post #15827565 (external link)
Then definitely go with RRS: They have great legs which a lot of other companies also do, but they have arguably the best customer service in the USA among such companies.

and a generous 30 day return policy... to make up your mind.


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Apr 15, 2013 15:17 |  #14

Looking for a fluid head to compliment an RRS rig, are we?

This should work. (external link)


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Apr 15, 2013 15:27 |  #15

NAB video showing some of the features of the new fluid head.

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