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dano motley
Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 5:12:48 pm

i have a few jobs coming up that require a telescoping type tripod to eleveate the camera @ 7 feet or more. i lookd and the "Soom tripod" which would be perfect but, i have not hit the national lottery yet to afford it. anybody have any suggestions for this type of tripod?

Thanks in advance,

Dano



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Noah Kadner
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 8:09:10 pm

Budget?

-Noah

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dano motley
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 8:57:53 pm

1200 ish to 16oo ish?



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Chris Babbitt
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 9:04:52 pm

I've been very happy with my Libec LS-55. I think it was originally around $1100.



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Jay Gladwell
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 9:47:29 pm

Does it go up to 7 feet? I think not.

Any tripod extending to that height is going to be:

Stable = expensive

Inexpensive = unstable



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Noah Kadner
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 10:36:28 pm

Yeah I think 7 feet is a tall order for just about any tripod that's not costing a fortune. Would you consider a 5-6 foot range and a nice apple box instead? Your budget will stretch a lot further.

Noah


Writing RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera!. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color.
Now featuring the Lens Adapter Guidebook, Sony EX1 Guidebook,
DVD Studio Pro and How to Light Interviews.
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Brent Dunn
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 1, 2009 at 11:31:45 pm

Where are you filming that you need to go up 7 feet? If you are in a fixed location, why not buy or build a small platform & just use your standard tripod. All you need is probably 3-4 feet, the tripod will handle the rest.

I've even used one 2 of those folding ladder systems with a sheet of 3/4" plywwod as a deck.

Brent Dunn
Creative Director
DunnRight Video.com


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steve phillipps
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 2, 2009 at 8:37:44 am

Also depends what sort of head you want on it. Manfrotto do one http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/pid/2285?livid=68&lsf=68&chil... that goes to 2.67m, but doesn't have a bowl fitting.
Gitzo do this one http://www.gitzo.com/Jahia/site/gitzo/pid/4765?kindOfProductCollectionReque... that goes to 2.6m that'll take a 100mm bowl adaptor.
Steve


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olof ekbergh
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:03:19 pm

You may want to consider a small Jib, they are fairly inexpensive and work with most sticks.

Not only do they give you added hight, but some really nice movements as well.

Just a thought.

Olof Ekbergh


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Craig Seeman
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:50:23 pm

KesslerCrane
Jibs starting at $490
Also Dolly, Pocket Dolly, Pocket Jib (coming soon)

I have 8ft Crane and Pocket Dolly.



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Noah Kadner
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 2, 2009 at 5:07:07 pm

Amen to a jib. Tripod shots are great to mix in but if that's your only type of shot in a project, BORING.

Noah

Writing RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera!. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color.
Now featuring the Lens Adapter Guidebook, Sony EX1 Guidebook,
DVD Studio Pro and How to Light Interviews.
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Craig Seeman
Re: Tripod for EX3
on Jul 2, 2009 at 5:13:06 pm

BTW the Pocket Dolly is great because it allows dolly moves of up to 3 feet in places and time constraints where you can't lay track. It mounts on the tripod (or two depending on stability need).

I run into the same constraints with cranes so I'm looking at the Kessler Pocket Jib as well.



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