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#1 kapil verma

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:31 AM

hey guys...

i read the post on the act2 vest..but it was incomplete..the last question tht was asked was, can this vest carry heavy load cameras...anyone who is using this vest can pls share their experiences...


thanks,

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#2 mark morgan

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:57 AM

yes it can handle big loads and is one
of the most comfortable vest out there
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#3 Sven Joukes

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

Hi,

I tried the vest last year at the IBC and I can also say it is probably the most comfortable FM vest I've ever worn (I'm a BM user). Very well padded and very adjustable. I'm sure it can andle heavy cameras.

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#4 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

I also tried the Sachtler vest at NAB and IBC, and ever since I have thought about buying one instead of my Ultra2 vest.
I have tried many FM vests and the comfort this one gives you, are simply the best I've tried yet.

Anyone of you Sachtler Act 2 vest owners out there, want to tell about it?
What you like and what you don't like about it.
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#5 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:39 AM

I think there was already a discussion regarding this... vest choice is very much personal. I liked ACT2 vest after trying it in CINEC, but for my taste it had too many belts and cushions in the back, but it felt comfortable and the price is also good.
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#6 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:17 AM

I think there was already a discussion regarding this... vest choice is very much personal. I liked ACT2 vest after trying it in CINEC, but for my taste it had too many belts and cushions in the back, but it felt comfortable and the price is also good.

Tomas, thanks for your reply.
I know that it's a personal thing.
My mind is already set on getting this vest.
Just wanted to hear other users, what they think of it.




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#7 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

Before you pull the plug, try PRO vest if you didn't...
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#8 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

Before you pull the plug, try PRO vest if you didn't...

I would love to try the Pro vest, but I'm not one of the smallest guys, and the ones I know, who are using the Pro, are all smaller then I am.
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#9 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:29 PM

Understood, but still, try harder :D

the reason me being so persuasive is that myself i was planning to buy ACT2 vest, as i couldn't find PRO vest anywhere near around me. Out of nowhere Swedish operator came to my country with his own rig and PRO vest, i put that on, it fit well. Went to the show with the idea try all the rest - WK, Sachtler, Tiffen.... and guess what. Despite _really_ good price i could get on Sachtler, I ordered more expensive PRO. Touch, light and very comfy, at least for me.
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#10 Erik Brul

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:40 PM

I have tried the ACT 2 vest the last 3 years at the IBC. It is a very comfort vest and the best i have tried out sofar.
It would be lovely if PRO is available on the next IBC with a complete set...
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#11 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:47 PM

I found the Sachtler vest very comfortable, and I'm fiercely opposed to using front mount. I've always felt suffocated, unsupported and constrained, and this was the first instance I didn't feel too awkward. I haven't tried the PRO tho, which is something worth doing, it's also much lighter with as many adjustments.

Worth a look before you make a decision...

Best,
Rick.

Edited by Richard J Lewis, 16 May 2011 - 03:49 PM.

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#12 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:04 AM

Anyone wanting to try PRO vest, should contact PRO directly. Last year when i went to CINEC in Munich, they were willing to organize a demo through local dealers/operators, but i have already had a chance to do that, I didn't have a need to do that.
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#13 mark morgan

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:21 AM

i've tried the pro and it is a very nice vest
but the sachtler vest was a touch more comfortable
and i want that on a long haul for sure anyday
it's just more comfortable
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#14 James Davis

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

Wow.....I just checked the price, and it is significantly cheaper than the Ultra 2/Pro etc, might look into this further after seeing the product video on it as well, I really like the way you can heavily customize the fit to different body types, the one thing that really frustrates me about my LX vest is that it just doesn't seem to built to accomodate larger guys like myself, Ultra 2 vest fits me fine, but makes me feel like the Stay puff marshmallow man, and the Pro Vest/Klassen Vest are out of my budget range at the moment.
The only thing that looks a little scary to me is all the plastic buckles, but I guess they are no worse/better than the ski boot style closures on the LX vest.
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#15 Igor Votintsev

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:38 PM

...The only thing that looks a little scary to me is all the plastic buckles, but I guess they are no worse/better than the ski boot style closures on the LX vest.

There are no problems with plastic buckles. I had a Sachtler vest old style (5 years) and ACT2 (2 yeas). And I'm fly with heavy cameras.
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