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Low Budget Video Tripod?


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im looking for a good but not too expensive video tripod. i know there is a lot of crap equipment out there, so i wanted to know if you guys could recommend anything that you found to be a good deal.

the new manfrotto MVT502AM with MVH502A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD1M-iu0mzU) makes a good impression and you can get it below $350, but is possible to pay even less for a good one?

thanks!
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Professional-Photo-Video-Camera-Tripod-with-Fluid-Head-Aluminium-Very-Sturdy-/360481006958?pt=UK_Tripods_Monopods&hash=item53ee57a56e#ht_3037wt_1141

a copy of the fancier model. When it arrives, the fluid head is not as smooth as you would have liked, but after a week of using it, the movement is superb. very smooth with variable drag. Way better than the manfrotto head you mention IMO, and usually im a manfrotto fanboy.

just remember to order a bunch of 30mm m3 bolts and some nylon lock nuts as replacements - the cross bracing is good but is held together with weak rivets. i replaced mine with the 30mm bolts and lock nuts. the tripod is now a dream to use. - they even sent a spare quick release plate in the package
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a copy of the fancier model. When it arrives, the fluid head is not as smooth as you would have liked, but after a week of using it, the movement is superb. very smooth with variable drag. Way better than the manfrotto head you mention IMO, and usually im a manfrotto fanboy.
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Is it equipped with a 75 mm bowl??
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