Will a Tripod that supports 13lbs support a dslr on an 8 foot jibcrane?

I'm thinking of buying this tripod http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-MVH502A-546BK-Trip... with this jib crane http://www.amazon.com/ProAm-USA-DVC210-Camera-Cran... any suggestions. I like the price on the jib crane, and the length. If I have to buy a more expensive tripod I will.

3 Answers

  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    It depends on the jib/crane + camera + lenses + mics + lights + the counterweights + anything else that will add to the weight that the tripod needs to support.

    I use a Kessler crane + Hercules head on a K-Pod for a HDR-FX1 + all sorts of stuff. I can jump on the K-Pod and it is rock steady. I know nothing will collapse because of weight.

  • 5 years ago

    It is too low-priced for a DSLR digicam. You need a tripod that is rated to carry as a minimum 6 lbs. Anticipate to pay about $eighty.00 minimal, for a tripod. I have got to say it's a gorgeous photo on eBay, however that price sends me jogging for the hills. I've a Slik sprint GM which I gave about $eighty.00 for. If I have been to promote it(when you consider that I really don't use it that a lot any longer), i would not sell it for not up to $forty or $45. So that should provide an idea what you will have to spend for a new and in all probability a used tripod. The advert you discovered is sadly in general bogus. Appears to be more and more of that on eBay. I leave out the photo magazine that offered used equipment from contributors who mostly gave the buyer a ten day return privilege! Good good fortune!

  • 8 years ago

    It might, but I do hope your insurance is paid up and covers any accidents.

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