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Dean Longfield
Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
on Aug 10, 2015 at 10:25:54 pm

I have a Konova K3 slider that I'm using on a Monfrotto MVT502AM Tripod with a Monfrotto MVH502A Head. I use this tripod / head combo due to it's light weight and portability. I attach the Konova K3 on a quick release plate to the head. On the slider, I attach a Monfrotto 701 head and then mount a Canon 6D.

The problem I'm getting is that the slider shifts when I go from one end to the other. It's tough to get a smooth slide without bracing one of the ends of the slider with a light stand or second tripod.

I'm trying to stay mobile and lightweight. I don't want to use a second tripod or light stand when I have limited time to get the shot, or am on an urban shoot and need to carry my equipment through the streets as a one man band.

Any suggestions for a sturdier, lightweight, mobile tripod? I'm thinking of a tripod with a screw mount for the head.

Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks.


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:18:16 pm
Last Edited By Jason Jenkins on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:27:32 pm

This could be what you are looking for: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1026236-REG/induro_475_333_lfba333s_a...

I have a more expensive setup with this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/327753-REG/Miller_1505_SOLO_VJ_Carbon...
and this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/366661-REG/Manfrotto_500BALLSH_500BAL...

Here is a more mid-range option: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/556157-REG/Manfrotto_535_535_3_Sectio...
with: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?N=10366662&InitialSearch=yes&sts=pi

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Dean Longfield
Re: Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:33:48 am

Thanks for taking the time to share those good tripod, (for using with a slider), options. Very much appreciated !


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Curtis Cosby
Re: Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:40:27 pm

Hey I saw this earlier in the year and it is made by Konova since you are already using their slider that makes it even more attractive to me. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1151321-REG/konova_k_arm_tripod_stabi...

You could also get a cheaper monopod with legs and use it to stabilize instead of coing to a full tripod. Something like this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1083916-REG/benro_a38fd_monopod.html

Hope those help.

Curtis Cosby
Multimedia Assistant


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Dean Longfield
Re: Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
on Sep 7, 2015 at 6:15:04 am

Thanks for the Konova Stability Arm suggestion. Did not know that item existed. The monopods are also an option, (and I already have quite a few variations of monopods and will try it out).

My concern is when I neeed to move fast, I won't have time to set up the stability arm or the monopod, which is why I was looking for a sturdier tripod.

All good suggestions though. Thanks for taking the time to help out. It's good to have these different options to choose from.


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