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Tripod for slider? that can go low?

 
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Aug 12, 2013 05:43 |  #1

I have a weifeng wf-717 fluid head, which is too stiff to operate with my crappy 47" glidegear slider. I'll be getting a 32-39" konova slider instead.


So assuming I'm using a header, slider, and camera that will require the tripod to support a decent amount of weight?


I'm just looking to purchase tripod legs (no head)
Also so the legs can spread out wide to bring the slider lower down?
height is not that important as long as its reasonable.

I was hoping to keep it under $150, any suggestions?

I've owned very basic tripods in the past so not sure where to even start.


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Aug 12, 2013 09:23 |  #2

I don't think you are going to find a tripod for $150 that's sturdy enough to hold a moving camera without any vibration at the end of a 15" lever (the slider, assuming it's supported at its center). You'll want a video type tripod at the very least. An example would be this one by Manfrotto (external link).


edit: I just re-read the title (going low)... You can easily get a piece of 3/4" plywood - a couple of feet square or so - and just mount the head on that. Then, the slider could mount on the head. If you use three short legs, the plywood would be quite stable for your setup and would be very low to the ground.


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