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Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod System- Supports up to 11 lb (5 kg)

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The Miller Solo 10 system combines the ultra rigid alloy Solo tripod with the versatile DS-10 75mm ball levelling head with selectable counterbalance. With a height range from 8" all the way up to 63" SOLO 10 accommodates 5lb - 10lb MiniDV and DVCAM payloads from barebones to fully stacked PD150 or Canon XL-1.

Flick-of-a-switch 5-10 lb counter balance selection
True fluid pan and tilt
75mm ball levelling

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General
Load Capacity 11 lb (5 kg)
Maximum Height 63" (160 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified
Minimum Height 8" (20 cm)
Folded Length 32.9" (83.5 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / None
Weight 12.8 lb (5.8 kg)
Warranty 3-Year Parts and Labor
Head
Counter Balance System Spring
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Balance Plate Yes
Tilt Drag Fluid
Tilt Range -70 to +90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Fluid
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Legs
Material Magnesium-aluminum alloy
Head Attachment Fitting 75 mm
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/Yes
Center Brace No
Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod System- Supports up to 11 lb (5 kg)
  • 3-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • Solo DV Softcase
  • Pan Handle (688)
  • DS10 Camera Plate (490)
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    MillerDS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Professional quality (7)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Excellent Tripod

        The fluid head on this tripod is its best feature. Smooth pans and tilts are no problem. The legs are lightweight and capable of a broad range of positions. Caution--exercise care when...Read complete review

        The fluid head on this tripod is its best feature. Smooth pans and tilts are no problem. The legs are lightweight and capable of a broad range of positions. Caution--exercise care when extending the legs from their retracted position. If you let the legs drop down to their extended position instead of controlling them gently as they slide out, the internal bushings will crack, and the leg locks will lose their grip. This trade-off in rugged strength allows for a more lightweight system. If you treat the tripod with care, you shouldn't have any trouble.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        VERSITILE - BUT WITH PROBLEMS !

        Used in many different situations, outdoors and indoors. The fact that the legs spread wide (no spreader) enables positioning the camera less than 1.5 feet from the ground. The design is VERY...Read complete review

        Used in many different situations, outdoors and indoors. The fact that the legs spread wide (no spreader) enables positioning the camera less than 1.5 feet from the ground. The design is VERY good in tight or unusual situations and generally for outdoor wildlife/plant videography. HOWEVER: The camera plate lever-screw ("side lock screw") is quite fragile and breaks easily, so buy a spare in advance. This little screw is also quite expensive and must be obtained from the manufacture!

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        4.0

        Solid tripod, smooth pan, worth price

        By Surf Video Guy

        from North Shore Hawaii

        About Me Surf Videography

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality
        • Very Smooth Panning

        Cons

        • Limited Looseness On Drag

        Best Uses

        • Video Panning Action

        Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

        I shoot surfing video, fast action with lots of panning. The tripod head has VERY smooth panning. Even without any drag on, the panning is stiff (in a good way). It may be nice to have a little less stiffness on zero drag for real quick pans but I'd gladly give that up for a maintained smoothness.

        The construction feels solid, legs go tall which is nice, and the different levels of spreader locks allow the tripod to go very low to the ground.

        Haven't had the tripod too long (only about a month), but have been using frequently at the beach, which is one of the harshest environments to shoot in. So, we'll see how it lasts overtime but so far so good.

        Worth the price, which is actually the cheap end for Miller. Solid product, hard to go wrong.

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        5.0

        Miller DS-10 Shines

        By Scott Heaps

        from Sarasota, FL

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Buttery Pans
        • Goes Down To 8 Inches
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality
        • Tall

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hdslr Rigs

          Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

          The DS-10 is absolutely smooth. The panning is incredible for the light weight a DSLR provides. I have a rig that varies between about 8 and 12 lbs and the DS-10 balances it quickly perfectly. The fact that is raises up above my head is really nice too. I mount my SmallHD AC7 to the leg and can easily control the head and tall heights. And it goes down to like 8 inches making it just really flexible. It is a bit heavy though. The carbon fibre version was only a little less in weight and considerably more though. Overall just a really solid tripod/Fluid head and much nicer than my Manfrotto for buttery pans.

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          3.0

          Great tripod, but buy a #036 screw also!

          By David

          from Mesa, AZ

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • No Plate Screw For Dslr

          Best Uses

            Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

            Has the flexibility of a Gitzo for less. I love Miller quality, but only 3 stars until they include the plate screws needed with the tripod. I use a DSLR, and the tripod was useless with the included screw. Had to overnight a [$] screw for [$]. It had a pin on it for DV cameras, but the pin was not spring-loaded, so you would have to file it down to use it. It surprised me that an expensive professional tripod would not come with a variety of different plate screws.

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            3.0

            VERSITILE - BUT WITH PROBLEMS !

            By Alligator

            from Avon Park, Florida

            About Me Wildlife Videographer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Spreads low

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors in tight places
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

              Used in many different situations, outdoors and indoors. The fact that the legs spread wide (no spreader) enables positioning the camera less than 1.5 feet from the ground. The design is VERY good in tight or unusual situations and generally for outdoor wildlife/plant videography. HOWEVER: The camera plate lever-screw ("side lock screw") is quite fragile and breaks easily, so buy a spare in advance. This little screw is also quite expensive and must be obtained from the manufacture!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great little tripod

              By bhallett

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                I use this tripod with my Canon 60D and camera accessories. The head can comfortably deal with a little weight over 10lbs, but not a ton more. Personally, I like the aluminum legs better than the carbon fiber. In a short time, the tripod has been in mud, rain, and it has worked great. Used the Scarlett on it a week ago and the weight was not an issue. Totally smooth pan and tilt. Great locks. Do yourself a favor and get more than one camera plate. This way you won't have to keep swapping it from one camera to another.

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                4.0

                Generally good, but one major flaw.

                By Danny

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Poor Performance
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                This is a very good tripod, but the pan and tilt have an excessive amount of drag meaning you will almost certainly have to weigh down the legs. Otherwise, you'll hear the tripod legs shift.

                The pan and tilt are exceptionally smooth.

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                5.0

                Great head & tripod

                By Dave

                from Houston, Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                    I use this for documentary filmmaking. The head is completely smooth and well built. The legs are very stable and easy to use.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again..

                    By Tiboros

                    from Swiss

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                      this product ist for anbitional beginers & also for professionals ...

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                      5.0

                      Excellent tripod

                      By GB

                      from Canada

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Good Footing
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight
                      • Smooth Movement

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                        The DS-10 is light, the head action very smooth, the tripod is quick to set up and tear down.

                        Let the legs out gently, though.

                        One of the coolest things about the DS-10 is how low it goes: there's just enough clearance so the leveling handle isn't on the ground.

                        In that configuration, it looks like a three-legged spider. So you can easily get extremely low shots on a fluid head, and the rubber feet let you stick it in the middle of a long, expensive board room table without leaving a mark.

                        Lack of a spreader makes them hard to sandbag, which is where lightness can cause trouble.

                        We've rented DS-20's as well. Bigger, heavier, not quite as flexible but able to handle larger loads.

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                        4.0

                        Decent tripod, a little pricey.

                        By digi-tvpro1

                        from Baltimore, MD

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Good Footing
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight
                        • Rugged
                        • Smooth Movement

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events
                          • Sports

                          Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                          I like this tripod for smaller cameras. Pan and tilt is nice with no slack, but what lacks is the drag, it's either too much or none at all.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Tripod

                          By Shooter/Producer

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Video Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Extreme low-angles
                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Leg bushings weak

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Miller DS-10 DV Fluid Head with Solo Aluminum Tripod:

                          The fluid head on this tripod is its best feature. Smooth pans and tilts are no problem. The legs are lightweight and capable of a broad range of positions. Caution--exercise care when extending the legs from their retracted position. If you let the legs drop down to their extended position instead of controlling them gently as they slide out, the internal bushings will crack, and the leg locks will lose their grip. This trade-off in rugged strength allows for a more lightweight system. If you treat the tripod with care, you shouldn't have any trouble.

                          • How long have you owned it:
                          • One-to-three months

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