January 17, 2016 at 11:55AM, Edited January 17, 11:59AM


Miller Solo CF Legs With Sachtler FSB-8 Fluid Head?

Have anyone tried this combination? What are the results like?

BTW: What about Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod?

PS: I am choosing FSB-8 over Miller Compass 15 & 20 Fluid Head.


Most of the time I shoot indoors with a Sachtler FSB-4 head on Sachtler legs, but I also have a set of the aluminum Miller Solo legs that I use when I'm filming outside in fields and muddy areas. The Miller Solo legs are very heavy-duty so once they are set they stay put. I imagine that the CF legs are just as heavy-duty but obviously lighter than the aluminum legs.

January 18, 2016 at 2:20PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

I have the Manfrotto 536 legs w/509 Head. The legs are very strong, easy to set up and don't get cold like aluminum. I shoot outdoors in -20 weather, so picking up a metal tripod without gloves is...problematic.

The 509 head is overkill if you aren't using a rig that weighs at least 20lbs. Otherwise it's a good piece of kit as well.

January 20, 2016 at 9:07AM

Story Teller

I use the FSB-6 on a Gitzo Systematic 5 Giant, which is set up a lot like the Solo. I previously used it on a set of Miller DS legs. Take a look at the Gitzos; I think they're a little sturdier than the Miller Solos I've tried.

January 20, 2016 at 1:51PM


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