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micah ginntripod parts for Sachtler...
by on Oct 30, 2006 at 9:10:05 pm

at my work, we have three sachtlers, and all three have broken spreaders. B&H wants 200 bucks a piece for replacement spreaders...

does anyone know of a better solution (off-brand replacement parts, etc)? Are there companies that make parts for other tripods? Sachtler's spreaders are flimsy as heck...so even if I wanted to spend 200 bucks per tripod, I'm not sure that they won't be broken again in a short period of time.


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Steve EisenRe: tripod parts for Sachtler...
by on Nov 7, 2006 at 5:40:26 am

I've worked with Sachtler tripods for 20 years and NEVER had a problem. They are built very well. That is why you get what you pay for.

Here is the best repair place in the country.
http://www.thebroadcastshop.com/service/sachtler/default.asp

When you are dealing with Sachtler, cheap and inexpensive are not in its desciption.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Director-At-Large
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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micah GinnRe: tripod parts for Sachtler...
by on Nov 7, 2006 at 5:44:49 am

What do you mean "get what I paid for"...I paid for a Sachtler and the spreaders broke. Of the four Sachtler's at my work, three have broken spreaders. Design flaw, but these weren't cheap sticks.


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micah Ginnthanks for the info...
by on Nov 7, 2006 at 5:45:30 am

will check them out.


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