Adapt Friction Arm to Fancier 717 Tripod

Not long ago I posted an article about how Mark added a friction arm to the side of a Manfrotto Fluid, and here YouTube member XCFloresX shows you how he's added it to a Fancier 717 Fluid Head Tripod. You can see how useful it would be to have something like this available on your Fluid heads. [Thanks Chris]

I'm not sure why these tripods are rare to find these days, but they do seem popular. I have several of these in the studio, because they work great and were very affordable for multiple cameras that remain mostly static or have slow pans. I have a short intro on these Fancier 717 Bowl Mount tripods (video found here).





7 thoughts on “Adapt Friction Arm to Fancier 717 Tripod

  1. Emm

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    @kob - I would look into a small camera bracket or DSLR cage if you don't want to mount accessories to the hotshoe.

  2. kob

    These friction arms are pretty cool. But are there any that attach from the camera base's tripod mount, and not the hotshoe? I don't want to torque my hot shoe.

  3. DavidN4

    I found that Varizoom sells the Wefeng tripod and 717 head as their own brand also. They retail it at $199, but it appears to be always available. The part number is VZTK5A. I found one of these on eBay for $70 shipped, so it pays to keep an eye open for the Varizoom branded ones also.

  4. Juan

    Thank you for sharing this Emm.

    I've been trying to buy a tripod with the 717 head and they are always unavailable. Today I saw then on Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035HKH9Y/ref=s9_simh_gw_p421_d0_g421_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Also I see the Ravelli AVTP Professional 55" 75mm.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00139W0XM/ref=s9_simh_gw_p421_d0_g421_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Do you (or anyone) have any experience on this ? I'm looking for a heavy tripod to use it also with the Konova slider.

    Thank you so much!

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