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Well I decided to peace on the idea of upgrading my hv30 since I don't want to drop too much money. Anyway I want to upgrade my tripod. Any recommendations for an hv30? Don't care about the weight, want a nice fluid head though. Looking to spend probably around $200.
Anyways, I've learned my lesson - you won't get much for $200. However, "much" is relative - you won't be hanging a big camera/moniter/adapter/lenses off your tripod.
My first real tripod was the 701HDV head with the 190XDB legs, and it worked fine for me with a DVX. Maybe I just don't know how a fluid "should" feel, but nonetheless it gave me smooth pans and was MUCH better than the one I head before.
It's not too expensive, just over 200 I think, so its in your range. Steve is going to come in here and bitch at me and say get something better but to be honest I was very happy with that one, even though he doesn't believe me.
hey I'm also in the market for a new tripod too. I film with a pana dv 500, and I'm looking for a small and light tripod that can fit into my dakine pack...is this realistic? the one I had before was shitty but was small....any small tripods out there?
...probably not. It'll probably stick out the top. When I had to strap my tripod (the one I was talking about above) to my cousin's Dakine pack, it went on the outside, and really only stayed there for groomers.
Thats true. I know that there is def the perfect tripod out there for my needs. Something shortish, and relatively light. I just cant seem to find it....
I mean I'm no Warren Miller, but I'm just looking for a tripod to stabilize my shots and get a little bit more professional look.
I have a huge bogen at home I can use, but it is very large and very heavy, and def not suitable for skiing(at least the shit I do....)
Then because only you know what you need, and to be honest I'll probably keep recommending things that are a little above what you need (surprisingly enough, given my track record on tripod recommendations), look around. Check out B&H and see if there's anything good and small for cheap. Read reviews, ask questions.