Relatively light video head

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clarnibass
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Relatively light video head
Jul 8, 2013

Hi

I have this tripod http://www.slik.co.jp/sc/dx/4906752215548.html

I want a relatively light video head (or tripod). I borrowed Velbon Videomate 538 from a friend and liked its head a lot, especailly the head (the legs not so much, but they were ok for little I need). Problem is it costs $200 here (just $90 in USA). No place in USA will ship it at a price that is worth it.

I can buy just the head from ebay for around $60 (including shipping and taxes). But I am not sure if it will fit my tripod (I think it should, or at least with an adapter).

Other options are the Slik video heads. The 504QF II and the 505QF. But these are special order here and I can't find them on ebay. It's also unclear how good or comfortable these are, since I haven't tried them.

Anyone can recommend one of these or a different video head that is similar (in price and weight).

This would usually have less than 1.5kg of weight (camera + lens).

Thank you

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