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Anyone using a fluid head for both video and stills?

 
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Aug 31, 2012 00:27 |  #1

I've ended up with a head and tripod that I'm trying to figure out what to do with. The tripod is a Gitzo G1340 mk2, and currently mounted is the Gitzo G1380 fluid head.

The tripod is certainly heavy duty, and I've got no complaints there at all. The fluid head is $1000, so I don't think its junk, but I'm trying to figure if its a workable combination. I don't do much of anything in the way of video, and would rather have a nice ball head. I've already got another tripod, so no concerns there.

Anyone out there using a fluid head for stills? Thanks for any help or ideas!

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Aug 31, 2012 22:38 |  #2

It might come in handy if you get a dSLR that also shoots video, but they're a PITA to use with a still camera unless it's going to be moved only a few times.


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Sep 01, 2012 01:22 |  #3

PhotosGuy wrote in post #14933398 (external link)
It might come in handy if you get a dSLR that also shoots video, but they're a PITA to use with a still camera unless it's going to be moved only a few times.


Thanks, I think I'll find it a better home. I don't see where it would get much video use from me at all.


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Sep 01, 2012 12:27 |  #4

i don't think theres anything wrong with using it as you have greater control of individual panning with less risk of jarring motion or unscrewing a mount. that being said, if youre not doing video, the bulk weight and cost usually rule it out for me. though i have an old Sanford and Davis that I pull out for panning shots.


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