2008 January 9th, 22:03
Thank you, somehow I managed to miss all three of those
Oh wow, my very first post gets stickied. That's got to be a record or something.
Last edited by MaxwellMcleod; 2008 January 9th at 22:08.
2008 January 9th, 22:25
Heck that's the first time anything I posted got stickied (and I'm 735 posts ahead of you!). (Too bad it didn't include a single original thought on my part!)
2008 January 9th, 22:38
You did supply the sticky material... I guess... :P
2008 January 9th, 23:35
Erik, to honor your work, I would like to request you to start a new thread with tripod suggestion threads. Then I will make it a sticky and make the current one NOT STICKY
2008 January 9th, 23:48
You're just yankin' my chain because I answered before you could lock the thread!
2008 January 9th, 23:51
I was serious
2008 January 11th, 15:07
i wouldn't be too proud...i think this record is for search ineptitude.
Originally Posted by MaxwellMcleod
2008 January 11th, 17:12
So what are the recommended tripods? And how about monopods? And bi or quadpods?
Neva mind. Just kidding folks and folkettes...
2008 January 12th, 02:25
just get a velbon dv-700, the best tripod out there period. No fuss, just a solid tripod.
2008 January 12th, 21:22
On the cheap....
I am a n00b, but got this and works just fine for me. Although I didn't expect much, it is light-weight but solid and has multiple adjustments and a nice long handle to changes direction/angle of the cam and even has a level bubble on the base. I also was happy to see that the nylon bag was decent and has a drawstring that closes with one of those pushbutton plastic things, like the ones found on a jacket.
I am not looking to get flamed here, just thought I would share my uber cheap solution.
2008 January 12th, 21:43
Thanks for sharing. but do you notice that's a still photo tripod but not a video tripod? Vidoe tripod the handle bar is on the right side. Also there needs to be a better smooth head for panning and tilting.
2008 January 16th, 14:16
Quick question now... I've been reading about the Velbon 7000 about how great it is and I really belive it from the pics posted on the forum.
Allthough... no store in sweden seems to carry them. So I guessed I was out of luck... until...
I went into a general wall-mart-ish-store (clas olsson) and found a Velbon C 600 for 670 SEK (that's around $60 I think) and it states "fluid head". I would like to know what's the main differences and drawbacks if I should elect to buy it instead of a velbon 7000? I already own a manfrotto 728 which does ok for stationary shots but I want to start panning smoothly which it don't.
2008 January 16th, 14:41
i'm pretty sure the head on that velbon is the same as on the 7000. it looks exactly like the cx-686 i have, and i've been very happy with it for many years. i've bought 90% of my production equipment at clabbe. great store.
2008 January 17th, 18:00
okay, I just got the Libec LS-38M(2A). I must say that it kicks major bootay. If your rig is sporting a 35mm adapter with other extras, I would definitely recommend this one. No bounce back on side to side pans, solid sturdy and well built. Only bounce back are on the extreme end of up and down tilts! In terms of tripods, it's in the 500-600 dollar bracket. Not pro, but neither are our cameras, but I tell you, mount your camera on this bad boy and you'll start imagining Peter Jackson next to you yelling action!
Yeah, so if any of you are upgrading, from say a velbon, make the ls-38 your first consideration.
2008 January 25th, 12:28
2008 January 25th, 17:44
I'm SOOO excited!
I just scored what I hope will be the best tripod I've ever owned for a seriously sweet price slightly-used on ebay; but since I have a friend currently bidding on an identical one there, I don't want to say anything more until tomorrow!
2008 January 26th, 15:08
2008 January 31st, 03:11
I have a Manfrotto 055CLB Tripod with a Manfrotto 701RC2 head. I am really happy with the setup, the tripod is very sturdy and quite versatile. What makes this setup so sweet is the head. It is very smooth and tilts and holds without having to tighten the adjustment. You have to go into the store and play around to experience how well it works.
2008 January 31st, 04:45
2008 January 31st, 15:58
Im stuck between the Velbon dv 7000 and the libec th650, any suggestions or help would be appreciated.. I hate deciding on this tripod issue, after reading so much info im lost...
2008 January 31st, 16:12
I can't seem to find the Libec model you refer to; gotta link maybe? I have a Libec TH-M20 and while the sticks are really good, IMHO the head is lacking: the quick release doesn't slide (while the Matthews M25, which comes with the same sticks, has this feature) so balancing your rig is difficult. But the biggest problem is mine has always exhibited a frustrating lack of drag at the beginning of a pan, defying all attempts to 'ease in' to a pan; very noticeable when zoomed in, and very frustrating!
2008 January 31st, 16:23
These are the 2 I was looking at...
I was about to buy the m25 but they have run out of stock till March, Im still waiting for dvtodd to get back to me on a discount..
Last edited by Rentakill; 2008 January 31st at 16:39.
2008 January 31st, 16:39
Since the specs and photos look identical to the TH-M20, I'm going to bet the TH-650 is the name for the same item in the Asia Pacific market.
There are plenty of enthusiastic thumbs-up for the Velbon on the boards, whereas I'm apparently alone in the wilderness with my Libec, to which I'd give a borderline thumbs-down. (Excellent sticks, marginal head.)
FWIW, founder-in-chief and Main Man Madman Mod, Mal, is rockin' an early version of the Matthews M25 (same sticks as the Libecs, but a sliding quick-release head) and seems to like it pretty well ...
2008 January 31st, 16:44
Damm hard choice, but I might stick with the M25 as it was my first choice and the review it got was quite good...I'll see if dvtodd can get me a HV20 forum discount first..
2008 February 14th, 04:45
Just got my Mathews M25 tripod, and I must say what a great tripod for the price.
It really is amazing, very smooth panning and tilting. I cant compare it to the real expensive ones but if anyone was thinking of spending around the $170 mark, then you could'nt go past this tripod......
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