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Miller DS-20 Aluminum Tripod System - consists of: DS-20 Fluid Head, DS 2-Stage Tripod, On-Ground Spreader and Softcase - Supports 20 lbs

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The DS-20 tripod system consists of the DS-20 fluid head, designed to bring "Big Head" performance and professional features like Dynamic Fluid Drag control and an integrated Static Counterbalancing System, for today's lightweight DVCAM and DVC-PRO camcorders. Offers a sliding balance plate, independent Pan and Tilt locks, precision spirit level and integral 75mm ball leveling. The result is lightweight support that delivers superior performance.

Also included is a lightweight two-stage tripod with a 75mm-bowl fixing. Constructed of aluminum alloy with toggle leg clamping system and are independently adjustable. The ultimate for news gatherers who demand rock-solid stability under the most hostile location conditions.

DS-20 Fluid Head

Multi-Step Pan & Tilt Fluid Drag System
The multi-step Fluid Drag system ensures smooth, consistent fluid drag control across all temperature ranges and through a wide range of light and heavy settings. By being independent of payload weight, provides smooth "starts" and dead "stops" for precise framing without any backlash. The system is fully sealed within sub-assemblies for a leakproof, low maintenance life.
Preset Counterbalancing
Uses a special designed counterbalanced system, to neutralize the effect of payloads and their centers of gravity. The built-in preset counterbalance system optimizes tilt control in the intended capacity range.
Quick Release Camera Platform
Fitted with a precision, sliding quick release camera platform with self-engaging action. Ensuring rapid camera attachment, while the built-in safety lock guarantees camera safety during setup and pull-down.
Built-in bubble for horizontal leveling

Tripod Legs

Aluminum alloy construction
75mm / 3" bowl base
Double extension design
Maximum height 61.0-inch (not including head)
Toggle clamping system
Load Capacity 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
Mount/Base 75mm 3" Half Ball
Balance Plate Yes, +/- 60mm Sliding Range
Pan & Tilt Range 360°, +90/-70°
Pan & Tilt Drag Variable Dial
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / Non
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Minimum Height 21.0" (53.34 cm)
Maximum Height 66.0" (167.64 cm)
Folded Length 33.0" (83.82 cm)
Weight 12.4 lbs (5.62 kg)
Miller DS-20 Aluminum Tripod System - consists of: DS-20 Fluid Head, DS 2-Stage Tripod, On-Ground Spreader and Softcase - Supports 20 lbs
  • DS-20 Fluid Head (#184)
  • Aluminum Tripod Legs (#420)
  • Adjustable On-Ground Spreader (#411)
  • 1x Pan Bar (#680)
  • Camera Mounting Plate (#489) with Screw Adapter Carriage (#493)
  • Soft Carrying Case (#874)
  • Carry Strap (#554)
  • 2 Spare Screws (1/4"-20 and 3/8")
  • 3-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    MillerDS-20 Aluminum Tripod System
     
    4.0

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          2.0

          Drag adustment negligible

          By Mark

          from Vancouver USA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Miller DS-20 Aluminum Tripod System:

            I've shot with Miller stix most of my career and am disappointed to find that the adjustable drag on the DS-20 head is negligible at best. I made double sure the pan and tilt locks were off, but honestly, I can't tell a difference between full and no drag. I sent one back and reordered, but the second one is the same way. Unfortunately I'll be returning it as well and choosing another.

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            5.0

            Solid sticks

            By Chad

            from Lexington, KY

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            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

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                Comments about Miller DS-20 Aluminum Tripod System:

                Great set of sticks. This is my second set. I use an AF-100 and FS700 on the the DS-20.

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                5.0

                Great tripod legs and head

                By Photuser

                from CA

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                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Lightweight

                Cons

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                    Comments about Miller DS-20 Aluminum Tripod System:

                    Use mostly when doing 5D video. Great movement on the head, only thing is a little more weight would make it a little better, probably would be best in the 8-16lb range.

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