Quick Take: Sachtler Cine-DSLR Tripod System.
Here is a Quick Take on the new Sachtler Cine-DSLR fluid head tripod and carbon fiber speed lock tripod. This is one of the best systems that you can get for DSLR video work. The ridiculously long quick release plate has a front and back lip that will prevent the camera from shifting. This also makes it easy to balance front heavy cameras like DSLR’s. It will handle anywhere from 2-11 lbs. The Cine-DSLR head has a three way resistance adjustment on both the pan and tilt and it also has a ten point adjustment for counter balance. The Sachtler Cine-DSLR system with aluminum tripod will only cost you around $1k. The 75mm Bowl Carbon Fiber Speed Lock Tripod will add an additional $1K to the mix. This is one of the best tripod systems I have ever seen specifically designed to work with DSLR cameras. I can highly recommend it.