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Larry Watts
sticks and fluid head
on May 4, 2011 at 4:12:10 pm

Looking for a new set of sticks and fluid head for a Canon XF 305 for field use. (5-6 pounds)

Need lightweight legs, and professional fluid head, but are willing to look at some non name brand
gear if the quality is there.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

Larry



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todd mcmullen
Re: sticks and fluid head
on May 5, 2011 at 1:50:06 pm

I think personal preference comes into play here.
When I am on a job where the equipment is coming out of a rental house I always go with an O'Connor 2575 fluid head. A little large for your purposes but O'Connor makes a great head for all sizes.
However, I personally own a Cartoni head and sticks for personal projects with a canon 5d or HVX or something along those lines. It works great and the price is reasonable.
Try to get yourself to a place that has some demos.
One thing I can advise is that if you are doing productions that require operating off a head, do not get a cheap fluid head and sticks. You will drive yourself crazy trying to get smooth fluid moves.

Todd McMullen
Flip Flop Films
Austin
http://www.toddmcmullen.com


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Larry Watts
Re: sticks and fluid head
on May 17, 2011 at 3:34:30 pm

Thanks Todd!



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