Help with tripod issue

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bchamorro, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. bchamorro macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    I have a Canon HF10 and a Matthews M25 tripod system. The issue I am having is that I think the Canon HF10 might be too light for the head on the M25 and it is causing me to make accidental rough movements when panning.

    Could it be that the HF10 is too light for the M25 or do I have a crappy tripod head?

    The Mathews M25 Tripod is a tripod system for mid-sized camcorders up to 15 lbs. It features lightweight portability and a camera plate with long travel. This kit comes with a tripod and head combo and a carry case.

  2. tri3limited macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Excellent tripod for light cameras and future proof with prosumer cameras!

    Wonderful tripod

    EDIT: Note to self always read the post first!
    You could buy an extra plate to weigh it down but its probably just a case of lowering the pan/tilt handles angle so that it isn't pulled upon.
  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    it's the tripod head... a light camera won't create jerky pans. if you had a good fluid head, your pans would be smoother.
  4. bchamorro thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    Can you recommend me a new tripod system for my Canon HF10? I have about $350 to spend.
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    There's nothing wrong with the tripod itself; I would would keep the legs themselves and invest in a better head, like a Bogen/Manfrotto. This one would probably do the job pretty well, provided the threading is the same (I can't seem to find threading specifications for the stock head).

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