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What Makes The Perfect Fluid Head

 
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Apr 19, 2011 17:53 |  #16

Trey T wrote in post #12254725 (external link)
This is one of the reason why you need to choose the proper head for your equipment. I believe many people use Manfrotto 501, 501HDV, and higher do not load it properly and adjust it properly and complain about the stickiness when start the pan/tilt.

That I concur with, I have seen complaints about the Manfrotto 50x series being sticky however my experience is with a heavier camcorder they work very nicely.

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Apr 19, 2011 21:43 |  #17

Channel One wrote in post #12255258 (external link)
That I concur with, I have seen complaints about the Manfrotto 50x series being sticky however my experience is with a heavier camcorder they work very nicely.

Wayne

Have you tried the 504HD? Read good things about it, thinking about upgrading to it after having panning problems with my 501HDV. I have to use a rubberband on it :(




  
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Apr 20, 2011 05:20 |  #18

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Have you tried the 504HD? Read good things about it, thinking about upgrading to it after having panning problems with my 501HDV. I have to use a rubberband on it :(

No I have not, all I have is a 501 and a couple of 516's.

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Apr 20, 2011 11:45 |  #19

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I have this guy: http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1303169​501&sr=8-3 (external link)

I would highly recommend it, for the price it is ridiculously nice.

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can this mount on manfrotto legs? what would i specifically check to see if it could fit on other legs? thanks for the good deal!


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Apr 20, 2011 12:09 |  #20

If you don't mind a weight of 5.3~5.7 lbs, you could get a Libec RH25 or RH35, as they fit most of the criteria otherwise. They also feature continuous counterbalance (called perfect balance by Vinten, and the previously mentioned O'conner version), so you can adjust it exactly as you need it.

I use an RH45 myself to fly a rather hefty camcorder, and it does a good job of holding position at any angle, certainly for the relatively low price it goes for in any case.


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