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haring

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I am looking for a solution for a tripod system which I can use for photography AND videography for HDSLRs... I would like to shoot photography and videography with Canon 5D Mark ii. I don't want to buy 2 tripods....

What should I buy? Do you recommend a hybrid solution? If yes, which one?

Manfrotto makes the Mh005 Q5 (Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5) head. Can you recommend it?

Thanks!

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Ive ended up rolling with my miller solo video tripod for a lot of stills jobs

(mainly cos its nicer than my rusting 1980s frotto stills tripods!)

When im doing stills I add this..

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/303591-REG/Manfrotto_322RC2_322RC2_Grip_Action_Ballhead.html

Which gives me the option of upright images..

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Max $1500. I would like to have something better which will last a long time and the head is smooth and fluid....

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Sachtler, Cartoni and O'Connor make the best fluid heads in the business, IMHO.  You'll find their products on any movie set.  All of them make ~ $2K sticks-and-head combos that felt good to me when I played with them at NAB last month.
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I think I have to buy one used... :)

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Video head has to be on a leveling bowl tripod, which means no adjustable center column. Putting a camera on video head means limited movements and almost no vertical shots. One solution is to attach a ball head to the video head, even if this combo looks funny. Maybe there are bowl attachment for this also?
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