May 21, 2017 at 8:14PM

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What Tripod should I buy?!

Wanting to buy a new tripod. But wondering what brands are good quality and something that can hold 25kg+. I use a Canon C100 mkii with a Zacuto Indie Recoil shoulder rig.

Budget: Probably about $3000 max (not including tripod head)

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That's quite the budget. With that amount of money you have a bunch of available options.
Honestly I would get a tripod and a monopod for that amount of money.
I would be looking at this:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/760088-REG/Manfrotto_509HD_545GBK...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1288941-REG/manfrotto_mvmxpro500u...

May 22, 2017 at 10:40AM

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Alex Alva
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She is looking for a tripod/head combo that can hold up to a 55 lb camera package, which seems really high given today's digital cine cameras. ( $3000 US barely covers the cost of tripods in this weight class )

May 22, 2017 at 9:16PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Yes you're right. I just did a lot of research and for something I'm looking for I would really need something $10k and up unfortunately...

May 23, 2017 at 5:37AM

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Why do you need up to 55 lbs load capacity ? That seems really high unless you are mounting a fully kitted out ALEXA with a large cine zoom lens.

May 22, 2017 at 9:18PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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We use a Kessler Crane Hercules head (2.0) on some Libec legs, head is rated at 150lbs, legs at 75 or something. Got the whole setup on craigslist for $600, around $1500 new. You might want to look at the whole Kessler setup, heavy but strong.

Not a fluid head for sure, but works well with our FS5 on a Indie Recoil.

May 27, 2017 at 11:03AM, Edited May 27, 11:03AM

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Justin Kietzman
Partner / Aerial DP of Bonafide Film House
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