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  • Tripods for Canon C200

    Posted by Brian Groves on February 3, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Hey folks. I have a Canon C200. I have been using a Vinten Vision 5 100mm tripod and fluid head that goes all the way back to 1999. I need a new rig. Looking at the Vision Blue 3 and Flowtech 75 system. Anyone have experience with this? Are the legs solid? Any other suggestions? Looking to keep the price around 2K or so.

    Mads Nybo jørgensen
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  • Hector Vera

    June 16, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    I was utterly shocked by the prices of these tripods online and they are sure premium tripods for sure. I have been using my Targus 66 inch tripod since 2010 and it still works till this day. And they are budget tripods xD So I would imagine if the tripods you are looking for are within those price range, they have to be of great quality and can last for decades depending on how you take care of it. I imagine it will have a lot more features for adjustment and how it can hold better on the ground too. I am no expert on this but I have been using my own Tripod for over a decade and they are still very good quality. All depends on what you wish to use it for.

    This video I found can help you suggest if this tripod is good for you or not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=698U9OiRZcE Its over $3K, compared to my Targus Tripod of $20-30 xD Gonna research this more!

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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 18, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Yes, buying a video camera is often like buying an ink-jet printer – it is not the camera in itself that cost the money. It is all those other small things like batteries, tripod, sun-gun, microphones, maybe even a viewfinder, and not forgetting the glass to put in front of it. Which, depending on set-up, may need two handle bars on tripod for Zoom and focus control + wheels.
    By the time you’ve got all that, you are prepared to forgive the person that sold you a cheap ink-jet printer….

    Sorry, Brian, I got all nostalgic 😀

    My only add on comment to Hector, is that from what I can read:
    Your current tripod can handle a 12 Kg payload on top of it.
    Where as the Vision Blue 3 and Flowtech 75 system that you are considering, according to Vinten, will only be able to carry up to 6.60 Kg.
    https://www.vinten.com/en/vinten/system-vision-blue3-flowtech75-gs/c-1033/p-2087

    According to Canon, your C200 for the weight for the body only, is approx. 1430g (3.2lb).

    Suddenly the list of “extras” above becomes important (Sorry, I forgot to add recording media / drive to it…).
    It is only if the tripod collapses and you have to make an insurance claim that this might be important, but certainly worth considering.

    Also, do consider finding a local dealer or dry-hire company where you can test the tripod, or several different versions of them. Just to see if you are happy with the sliders, release brakes, balance and so forth – and if you’re paying top dollar for it, you’ll want it to be the right model for you.

    Although, like inkjet printers, you can go deluxe on the tripod – one of my local dealers will sell you a Miller 3404 Skyline 90 HD Tripod System for £ 22,275.00 + tax and delivery… – maybe not.

    Have fun – as I am about to go on a similar journey, I would like to hear what you settle for, please.

    Atb
    Mads

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