what is a good tripod to get for gl2?

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    • #39770
      Avatartravis_h
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      I would like something with a fluid head and keep the cost under $200. There are a couple of nice options on B & H. Any suggestions would be nice.

    • #171604
      AvatarRyan3078
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      All my experience with fluid heads is Manfrotto, so I’d say go with that if you can.

    • #171605
      AvatarSpencerStewart
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      I have to agree with Ryan

      all my experiences have been with the MX2000 $30 tripod from walmart
      and manfrotto tripods. Those are really nice, well built, super smooth with great drag and a very study design.

    • #171606
      AvatarEndeavor
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      Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure you can’t get a true fluid head tripod for that price (many heads that say fluid are not really).

    • #171607
      Avatarbirdcat
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      The Bogen/Manfrotto 501HDV would be Ok.

      Available from, B&H for under $175:
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/481667-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto_501HDV_501HDV_Fluid_Video_Head.html

      Note that this is not the 501 which has reviewed much better, but it’s replacement (501 is no longer made).

      I just picked up a Bogen 3021 professional tripod with a Bogen 3063 fluid head and matching carrying bag on eBay for $166 including shipping. This thing would hold anything as far as I’m concerned.

      Just look around (eBay is a great source but B&H is the place to go for new stuff).

    • #171608
      AvatarRyan3078
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      Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure you can’t get a true fluid head tripod for that price (many heads that say fluid are not really).

      Yep, that’s true. It’s a fluid-like head, which tends to jerk up on you after a while…after using the school’s Manfrotto, I couldn’t go back to fluid-like (I’ve got the same one from Wal-Mart, and it doesn’t even come close to comparing with a fluid tripod.

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      Avatartravis_h
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