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Tripod for high-end consumer camcorder

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by jeanpave, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. jeanpave

    jeanpave Regular member

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    Hi.

    I just bought a 2011 high-end HD consumer camcorder - around 1000 bucks. (Brand and model are not important, I think.)

    Could someone recommend a tripod that offers professional-like movement (- panning and tilting), please? The tripod should also extend to at least 150 cm (I believe that's around 60 inches, or so).
    I bought an Optex for around 60 dollars, that has all the functionality I want, except for smooth movement. It's jerky, it screeches when the head is moved oftentimes, and for really delicate panning it tends to move back a little too. (Suffice it to say, I'm not satisfied with that purchase.)

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Look at a Manfrotto tripod.
    I decent camera store will carry them and let you have a hands on.
    I use one for my telescope.
     
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  3. jeanpave

    jeanpave Regular member

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    Thank you very much. I'll try to get a Manfrotto.
     

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