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Sep 03, 2011 13:20 |  #1

I was wondering whats a better monopod setup for DSLR video.
The 561BHDV-1 or a 501 head with Manfrotto Legs?
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Sep 03, 2011 14:29 |  #2

Both are extreme overkill for DSLR video in my opinion.

I would suggest that you look at the Manfrotto 128RC mini fluid head and a tripod such as the Manfrotto 055XProB. You may want to put a 438 leveling head under the 128RC to simplify leveling the 128RC (avoiding the need to make tiny adjustments to the tripod leg lengths).

Get a Manfrotto 498RC2 ball head for general-purpose still photography as well. It uses the same quick-release system as the 128RC head.


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Sep 03, 2011 16:19 |  #3

Thanks. I actually like that setup, but the only thing is I have a 501PL plate on my camera and on my Glidecam. Is there anything comparable in features and price as the 128RC?
I wish they made a RC version of the 561.


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Sep 03, 2011 16:59 |  #4

The 685B looks very appealing too.


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Sep 03, 2011 19:27 |  #5

My setup: 679B + 494RC2 ball head


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