Tripods and fluid heads http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/tripods-fluid-heads/feed.rss Sat, 22 Jul 17 02:51:36 -0600 Tripods and fluid heads en-CA Benro Aero 7 Tripod http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17136/benro-aero-7-tripod Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:09:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17136@/talks/discussions

A Compact Travel Video Tripod for On-The-Go Filmmakers

Expanding on the success of their Aero Family of travel-friendly video tripods, Benro is pleased to announce the new Aero 7, a compact and portable video tripod capable of supporting up to 15 lbs (7 kg). The first manufacturer in the world to introduce a travel video tripod with a reverse folding leg design, Benro’s Aero 7 is a clear evolution from its other Aero siblings. In addition to its standard ability to reverse fold to a smaller, more compact size and transform into a video monopod, the inclusion of the removable flat base S7 video head and the new 2-in-1 center column makes the Aero 7 a great traveling companion for filmmakers and videographers needing a fully featured tripod for their medium-sized rigs.

A new center-column

In addition to the standard leveling adapter, the 2-in-1 center column also converts to a short column for low angle shots. This provides more versatility for filmmakers and videographers who are looking to get more out of their tripods when either on location or when they are unable to bring other gear with them.

A tripod and monopod combination

For even more versatility, one of the Aero 7’s legs can be unthreaded and joined with the tripod’s center column to become a fully functioning video monopod. Combined with the Aero 7’s fully featured S7 Video Head, this truly makes for a powerful combination.

Additional Features & Benefits:

  • Reverse folding design
    The legs reverse fold creating a compact travel friendly tripod.
  • Removable Flat Base Head
    The video head can be removed and used on other flat surfaces such as certain sliders, jibs, half ball adapters and more.
  • 4-Step Counterbalance
    The S7 head has 4 stages of counterbalance (0-3) which helps to properly balance the camera rig.

Pricing:

The suggested retail price of the Aero 7 is $399 for the Aluminum version and $599 for Carbon Fiber.

About Benro: Benro continuously strives to develop lighter and stronger award-winning products to meet the needs of the most demanding professional photographers and filmmakers. By gathering input from photographers and filmmakers worldwide, Benro has been able to engineer products designed for use by working professionals. Benro products are exclusively distributed by MAC Group in the USA. For more information visit: http://www.benrousa.com

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Travel Tripods for Video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16555/travel-tripods-for-video Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:37:06 -0700 IS2 16555@/talks/discussions I currently have the Benro S8 head on Manfrotto 055XPROB legs and it's very cumbersome travelling around on my own.

For this reason I'd like to look into getting a smaller travel tripod for my video shoots. The only one I can really find that seems decent is the Benro Aero 4, but it's quite pricey.

Does anyone else know any other alternatives?

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Travel tripod/monopod with Fluid Head http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9417/travel-tripodmonopod-with-fluid-head Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:36:20 -0700 MaulKentor 9417@/talks/discussions I'm looking to use a Manfrotto 502HD head or something similar on a mefoto travel tripod (benro). I want it to be lightweight for traveling but sturdy enough to use a BMPCC or a GH3 on it and still get smooth tilts and pans for narrative and documentary filmmaking. Will this combination work and/or does anybody have any other suggestions? Thanks

Mefoto/Benro: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/926473-REG/benro_a2350q2k_2_series_travel_tripod_kit.html

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Sirui P-204S monopod http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16710/sirui-p-204s-monopod Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:03:41 -0600 MikeLinn 16710@/talks/discussions

$159 at https://www.amazon.com/Sirui-SUP204SR-Photo-Video-Monopod/dp/B00I5NKCNE/1&keywords=Sirui+P-204S

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Tripod Maintenance http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16595/tripod-maintenance Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:16:58 -0600 MikeLinn 16595@/talks/discussions

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iFootage Cobra 2 monopods http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16519/ifootage-cobra-2-monopods Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:27:01 -0700 MikeLinn 16519@/talks/discussions

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Levelling Video Head http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11136/levelling-video-head Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:04:20 -0600 IS2 11136@/talks/discussions Hey everyone,

This is very much a noob post so I'd greatly appreciate any help!

Basically I've bought my first proper tripod (manfrotto 055xprob) and video head (Benro S8), but I think I've overlooked something pretty major.

I've got the flat mount tripod/head and so basically I'm just realising now that I can't quickly level the head, as I did with a setup I was previously using (which I think had a bowl mount).

Is there any way of quickly levelling my head with the flat mount stuff now I've bought it or have I shot myself in the foot?

If there isn't anything I can do to adapt the flat mount head to level quickly (I doubt there's an adapter or anything) then do you have any tips on how to level the whole setup in a shoot with more speed?

I feel very silly after doing so much research and overlooking such a simple thing.

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The Joby Gorillapod Focus Review http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15917/the-joby-gorillapod-focus-review Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:12:50 -0600 chauncy 15917@/talks/discussions I'm back. And I'm grumpier than ever.

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Review: A tale of two benro tripods http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16015/review-a-tale-of-two-benro-tripods Wed, 09 Nov 2016 04:39:45 -0700 chauncy 16015@/talks/discussions Are you experienced?

The Kevin Conder Product Review Experience presents: A tale of two tripods:

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Leofoto LN-404C Carbon Fiber Tripod http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15484/leofoto-ln-404c-carbon-fiber-tripod Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:30:04 -0600 MikeLinn 15484@/talks/discussions

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Cheap tripods with fluid heads http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8526/cheap-tripods-with-fluid-heads Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:33:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8526@/talks/discussions

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Benro Tripod Kits http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15162/benro-tripod-kits Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:45:02 -0600 MikeLinn 15162@/talks/discussions BV4 Pro

BV6 Pro

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Weifeng 717 and 718 heads and tripods topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3912/weifeng-717-and-718-heads-and-tripods-topic Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:10:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3912@/talks/discussions Just most popular entry level normal video tripods and heads.

Available at:


Heads are also available at our deals (as part of carbon tripods) : http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1325/special-deals-weifeng-carbon-video-tripods-and-monopods

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Tripod legs with mid-level spreader http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14838/tripod-legs-with-mid-level-spreader Sun, 20 Mar 2016 22:45:12 -0600 Panamedia 14838@/talks/discussions I am looking for a tripod with a mid-level spreader under ~4lbs with a max height of +60" and also have a removable head. The only tripods with mid-level spreaders are usually either the really cheap ones that don't have removable heads or else are really big/heavy. The best/closest tripod I could find is the Velbon DV7000 which weighs 5.62 lbs. Anyone have any suggestions?

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How It's Made - Camera Tripods http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14645/how-its-made-camera-tripods- Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:37:31 -0700 MikeLinn 14645@/talks/discussions

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Libec LX5 vs WEifeng FT-9901 vs Something else http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12607/libec-lx5-vs-weifeng-ft-9901-vs-something-else- Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:47:15 -0600 Matrikula 12607@/talks/discussions Hello everyone, I just joined in after few months of reading and getting a lot of useful info. Thanks to everyone for sharing their experience and knowledge. Here is my question. I'm about to build up a gear I plan to use for shooting mostly corporate stuff, reviews of IT equipment and some nature/landscape shots for some tourist organisation. I'm starting from scratch, but I'm trying to skip regular beginner stuff and get something that will be a bit future proof. I'm in search for a good tripod. I'm aware that this is one of the most important piece of equipment and "more you spend, better", however I'm trying to balance between budget and availability. At the moment I can get one of these three and maybe some Manfrotto. I know that Weifeng is good for a start but I'm trying to go step further. My budget is around $500 maybe a bit on top if its really worth it. My No1 pick at the moment is Libec LX5. I couldn't find any info about it on forum, so I'm wondering did anyone used it and how good it is comparing to regular Velbons, Weifengs etc.? Oh yes, the equipment that goes on it: GH2+Metabones Speedbooster+Sigma18-35/1.8+Basic rig with Fotga follow focus+maybe Fotga Mattebox

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/861077-REG/Libec_LX5_M_LX5_Tripod_With_Pan.html/prm/alsVwDtl

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Tripods Organization http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14442/tripods-organization Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:01:29 -0700 MikeLinn 14442@/talks/discussions

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What Fluid Head is this!?!? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14141/what-fluid-head-is-this Wed, 02 Dec 2015 01:37:07 -0700 fotosiamo 14141@/talks/discussions So my friend bought a Davis & Sanford 7518 tripod recently off Amazon, but instead of getting the popular FM18, she got a V18 fluid head, a model I've never seen before and can't even find any info on Google, Amazon, or B&H.

Anyone heard of this? Someone said that it's a rebadged fluid head, but he doesn't know which one. It does seem smoother than the FM18, though.

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Benro, new 2012 lineup, amazing, light video tripods and fluid heads http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3607/benro-new-2012-lineup-amazing-light-video-tripods-and-fluid-heads Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:43:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3607@/talks/discussions This family of tripods is made to close significant gap in video tripod offers.
As we either had cheap plastic heads on very bad legs with good weight, or full fledged video tripods with big metal heads. Both of them are not best company to your small camera if you are travelling or like to walk a lot.


Send me personal message (on the left column at http://www.personal-view.com/talks/profile/1/Vitaliy_Kiselev ) if you want to purchase it.



Benro Video Tripod AF2


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Price: $205
Shipping: Includes fast express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact me for any other regions. Packing: Very good padded bag for tripod and good packing.




Benro Video Tripods AF4 and CF4


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Price: $380 (Alu) and $530 (Carbon)
Shipping: Includes fast express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe.Contact me for any other regions.
Packing: Very good padded bag for tripod and good packing.



Benro Video Tripods AF6 and CF6


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Head looks good, with such light package it has counterbalance adjustment.


Price: $545 (Alu) and $680 (Carbon)
Shipping: Includes fast express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact me for any other regions.
Packing: Very good padded bag for tripod and good packing.



Separate video heads, S2, S4, S6


See all data above.


Price: $115 (S2), $175 (S4), $240 (S6)
Shipping: Includes fast express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact me for any other regions.
Packing: Usual.



Very good package if you are tired by big video tripod.

It has levelling base, so you can have advantage of ball type tripods on such light package.

Fluid heads are also video oriented. And it is really light.

All tripods come with good padded bag.


Send me personal message (on the left column at http://www.personal-view.com/talks/profile/1/Vitaliy_Kiselev ) if you want to purchase it.


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E-image Tripods, for example EG10A2 Tripod Kit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7845/e-image-tripods-for-example-eg10a2-tripod-kit Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:54:16 -0600 AlecR 7845@/talks/discussions Hi guys,

I'm Alec and this is my first post.

I have just purchased the E-image EG10A2 tripod kit and I will be posting my initial thoughts when I receive it tomorrow. After having a bad experience with the Manfrotto 504HD head (very noisy during movement of the head), I decided it was time to up my budget which should hopefully give me a much better experience and this tripod kit had all my requirements; namely, being suitable for DSLRs (it has a payload range of 0 to 10KG) so hopefully it'll be perfect for my Panasonic GH2 with 14-42mm lens.

I have heard good and bad things about E-Image. The good comments seem to be that their products match (or even surpass) the quality of similar heads, legs, etc. from Manufacturers such as Manfrotto (which, as I said above, I had a bad experience with, with their 504HD head). The negative comments seem to be that they are cheaply made, but I hope this isn't the case with this kit (it did cost me £850 after all!) If it ends up being terrible, I will certainly be returning it (I have a 7 day returns policy), but hopefully it doesn't come to that!

Has anybody experienced this kit/head or similar products from E-Image/Fancier/Weifeng? Please let me know what you think.

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High-end asian tripods http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13089/high-end-asian-tripods Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:28:48 -0600 Sangye 13089@/talks/discussions Anyone know anything about this brand? I've been seeing them on eBay lately while looking for a good deal on a used Sachtler tripod.

Basically, their line-up looks like clones of Sachtler, except for about 1/4 the price ($1000 instead of $4000).

I have my doubts about the fluid head, but the tripod itself might give brands like Sachtler, Miller, or O'connor a good run for their money.

For example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-For-Red-Epic-Scarlet-Cage-Rigs-With-Fluid-Head-For-video-Cam-/251550030885?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a918cdc25

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Fancier FC-270A tripod, 717 tripod alternative http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6900/fancier-fc-270a-tripod-717-tripod-alternative Tue, 07 May 2013 08:58:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6900@/talks/discussions

I strongly recomment FC-720A, not FC-270.

And if you have money best is to look at higher models, ala one on our deals, as head and sticks are much much better.

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You can get custom colors tripod now :-) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13171/you-can-get-custom-colors-tripod-now- Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:44:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13171@/talks/discussions image

http://www.mefoto.com/byo/intro.aspx

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Monopods with legs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7003/monopods-with-legs Sun, 19 May 2013 10:15:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7003@/talks/discussions Good monopod with max. load capacity of 4 kg. Comes with fluid head.

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Price: $218

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Monopod-Leg-with-Fluid-Video-Head-Max-load-10kg-DSLR-Camera-AS-561BHDV-1-/


Slightly smaller similar monopod without head

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Price: $135

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Monopod-Leg-with1-4-or3-8-thread-Max-load-10kg-Stabilizer-Bag-AS-561BHDV-1-/140976646022


Oben monopod

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  • Maximum height 167.6 cm
  • Price: $99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oben-ACM-2400L-4-Section-Aluminum-Self-Standing-Monopod-with-Mini-Legs-/110825261538


Benro monopods - A48FBS4 and A38FBS2

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S4 head is better, of course. S2 has not so good feedback.

  • Price: $199 and $139 correspondingly

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benro-A38FBS2-Video-Monopod-3-Leg-Base-with-Flip-Lock-Legs-S2-Head-Brand-New-/130898962435

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benro-A48FBS4-Video-Monopod-3-Leg-Base-with-Flip-Lock-Legs-S4-Head-Brand-New-/181132385533


Giottos MM5580 Monopod

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Price: about $100

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Giottos-MM5580-P-Pod-Pro-Performance-Aluminum-Monopod-with-tilt-head-CASE-/370800936797

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Suggestions on a tripod head to buy for these legs? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11961/suggestions-on-a-tripod-head-to-buy-for-these-legs Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:48:39 -0700 Richard_Blood 11961@/talks/discussions I've got a pretty decent pair of legs that currently hold a equatorial mount and telescope. I'm looking for a decent head to mount on this for my gh2 and future cage/shoulder rig etc. Any suggestions? Or am I pissing into the wind on this?

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Review on Benro Aero and where to buy in Europe? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12006/review-on-benro-aero-and-where-to-buy-in-europe Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:04:59 -0700 yskunto 12006@/talks/discussions Hi, I am in search of Benro Aero S2. Is there any of you that already use this tripod with Lumix G6, GH1, or GH2? What is your opinion? Anyone has any idea where I could buy it in the Netherlands or in the Europe? Thanks.

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Fluid head (+ tripod) for Panasonic G6 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10456/fluid-head-tripod-for-panasonic-g6 Mon, 26 May 2014 06:24:33 -0600 AlecR 10456@/talks/discussions Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a fluid head (and a tripod, but the fluid head is more important) for the Panasonic G6 and a 14-42mm lens.

I'm looking for a tripod preferably with variable drag on the pan and tilt and also counterbalance that actually works with the G6 (i.e. not so the camera is pulled back, not so the counterbalance does nothing).

I haven't got a budget as such - just interested to see what there is.

UK BTW.

Thanks!

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need advice for a small/medium tripod with fluid head http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11973/need-advice-for-a-smallmedium-tripod-with-fluid-head Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:46:02 -0700 peaceonearth 11973@/talks/discussions I am looking for a small/medium tripod with fluid head for my B-Cams like BMPCC, 5DM3. Sometimes the cameras come with with 5" monitor and PadPrompter mounted. Actually I am using one of the Weifeng carbon tripods with a Manfrotto 438 Ball Leveler which can be a pain to find the level. I don't do much panning, it's almost for a second angle on interviews. It should be light for traveling by plane. I was reading the tripod & fluid head topics but still feel helpless. Thanks!

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502HD head http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1618/502hd-head Fri, 02 Dec 2011 02:28:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1618@/talks/discussions Manfrotto introduced the new 502 professional video heads into their family of products. The 502 heads are designed to provide videographers and photographers with the ideal camera support for the latest equipment and setups.

This 502 head series is available in two models: the MVH502A and the MVH502AH, both compatible with the latest digital video camcorders and hybrid DSLR cameras with medium/long lenses. The MVH502A is equipped with a 75mm ball base, while the MVH502AH comes with a flat base with 3/8-inch thread. The company says the 502 series is guaranteed to offer the “same dynamic performance” that Manfrotto products are known for, thanks to the brand’s patented bridge architecture.




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Ballhead / Videohead for single tripod and slider http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9020/ballhead-videohead-for-single-tripod-and-slider Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:13:22 -0700 vstardust 9020@/talks/discussions I'm looking forward to support my motorized 75cm slider using one tripod only. Overall weight on slider is about 4kg. The problem is that I haven't found good solution to attach the slider to the tripod.

Do you guys have similar setups or have recommendations for sturdy ballheads or videoheads that could do the job? Manfrotto 701HDV videohead or Benro B2 ballhead weren't sturdy enough. Ideal solution would be a sturdy lockable tilt head, but I haven't been able to find any.

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