wednesday 2

pan heads and tripods

This may come as a surprise to some: Vinten and Sachtler are owned by the same company. Never the less, the Sachtler salesman had nothing good to say about the Vinten fluid heads. He claimed the greasy fluid in the Vinten head was prone to leakage.

The Sachtler’s of course have no fluid, but they are heavy.

The latest new products are tripods and heads for smaller cameras. Above the Vinten Pro-6 and below the Sachtler F6.

Sachtler did have a new Speed Lock tripod that featured one release clamp per two stage leg instead of the usual two clamps. Seems like a good idea. I found it a bit awkward to use but guess I just needed to work with it for awhile.