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Art Z AngelFluid Video Head?
by on Sep 24, 2006 at 2:22:49 am


We currently use Bogen 501 heads on our tripods. However, after renting an expensive Sachtler legs & head, I am wanting to upgrade our heads. I realize that in general terms, the more you spend, the better the product. What I am looking for is the best balance between a $2500 head and something better than the 501? Does anyone have any experience with the 516 or 519 from Bogen? Is the difference really worth it. The largest camera I have now is the Sony DSR-250 (full size DVCam). And will likely be adding nothing larger than Panasonic's HVX200.

Thanks for any input,

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Art Z AngelOK.... what heads are you using? n/t
by on Sep 27, 2006 at 3:13:54 pm

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gasparRe: Fluid Video Head?
by on Sep 28, 2006 at 4:14:55 am

Gitzo 1380 fluide head with 1325V carbon legs. Completely outclasses anything else I've used. Not to say I've any experience with the $2500 heads you mention.

I've read that the Bogen 503 is okay as an entry level fluid head, but I've never tried it.

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