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Ariel Cannon
Tripod System for EX1
on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:19:05 pm

We're buying an EX-1 for our next project and are looking for a good tripod system to go with it. Any suggestions on the best tripod/head to use with the EX-1? We'd like to spend around $1200.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:37:05 pm

Sachtler FSB6 head with their Carbon Fiber Quick Lock legs. It was somewhere around $1600 though. You don't want to cut too many corners with a tripod. There's nothing like a bad pan and tilt an fighting balance to make something look amateur.



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olof ekbergh
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:50:08 pm

The Miller Solo tripods and heads are great and fit that price, but the Carbon fiber legs are really good.

I have 2 of these and love them

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/293493-REG/Miller_1511_SOLO_DV10_Carb...

Olof Ekbergh


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Will Griffith
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Jul 31, 2009 at 7:43:48 pm

My buddy is selling his Sachtler DV6 SB, it balances the EX3 great, so I'm sure the EX1 would be fine.
It is in excellent shape.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sachtler-DV6-SB_W0QQitemZ190324572241QQcmdZViewItemQQpt...


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Dean Burman
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Aug 1, 2009 at 3:56:01 pm

Manfrotto 503/525 tripod kit is pretty cool...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/493691-REG/Manfrotto_by_Bogen_Imaging...

Dean


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Chris Eller
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:25:24 am

I'll second the Manfrotto head/legs kit that B&H offers. We got the 526 head and 545BK sticks with bag kit here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/589954-REG/Manfrotto_by_Bogen_Imaging...

We use it with a pair of EX3 cameras on a slide bar for Stereoscopic video:

http://www.avl.iu.edu/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=3463

It's served us pretty well thus far.

--
Chris Eller
* Advanced Visualization Lab - Indiana University
* Chris Eller Photography, LLC
* Starrynight Productions, Inc.


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Aug 3, 2009 at 1:52:55 pm

"Sachtler FSB6 head with their Carbon Fiber Quick Lock legs. "

Amen to that. We absolutely LOVE this tripod with our EX1. I'm about to order a second one for our EX3.

Cf


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Matt Sturns
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:28:46 pm

The FSB6 is a great tripod, use it with the EX3. Kinda a side question the legs don't go nearly high enough, do I need to buy new legs? How do people get their tripods higher than the low 5 feet?



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William Mims
Re: Tripod System for EX1
on Aug 9, 2009 at 11:19:53 am

B&H Video,of NY, has a Cartoni HiDV Fluid Head ($ 749).
Let me just say this, get the Cartoni. Hands down, the sweetest fluid head I have ever used. You will not regret it. 75mm bowl, I got a nice tripod for under $ 250. The Cartoni handles my EX3 with extra stuff on it just fine, it's velvet smooth and has some nice lock down features and you can tilt it +90 degrees.
A tripod/fluid head is not the place to cut corners. At one time or another I have used them all, Sachs, O'Connors, Vinten, etc. This Cartoni is the best I have used.

Mims


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