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    portability of 8x10 Century 10A camera

    I am looking at options for my 8x10 Century 10A studio camera. It weights around 45 lbs and I need something to mount it on that goes up and down. The Semi-Centennial stand intended for it is to bulky to roll around and if I find one on eBay no one wants to ship due to weight.
    Other then a $1000 heavy duty tripod what have you innovative folks come up with for a similar camera? I know I will need a platform of some type to secure camera on but what can I use to raise and lower it?

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    Re: portability of 8x10 Century 10A camera

    Quote Originally Posted by juanprieto View Post
    I am looking at options for my 8x10 Century 10A studio camera. It weights around 45 lbs and I need something to mount it on that goes up and down. The Semi-Centennial stand intended for it is to bulky to roll around and if I find one on eBay no one wants to ship due to weight.
    Other then a $1000 heavy duty tripod what have you innovative folks come up with for a similar camera? I know I will need a platform of some type to secure camera on but what can I use to raise and lower it?
    An 8x10 field camera will work well in a studio and will be easy to move around.

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    Re: portability of 8x10 Century 10A camera

    I got two of Semi-Centennial stands through the mail. They take down and ship easily, but it seems few are so inclined to turn a screwdriver today.

    Regarding tripods, Google for "Elevator Tripod". IOW a tripod that raises via a crank. I would look at the heavier duty surveyor-type models. All of them have a head that can be modified or take a modified camera platform, and they are usually 30% (new) the price of a so-called photographer's tripod. Add a platform and be happy.

    Rather than a tripod, if working in the studio consider a Studio Camera Stand. You can search for them on 'Bay using a proximity search. Find one nearby. (Where do you live?)

    ic-racer: An 8x10 field camera will work well in a studio and will be easy to move around.
    Indeed, and a tripod dolly works very well, and is affordable!

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    Re: portability of 8x10 Century 10A camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    I got two of Semi-Centennial stands through the mail. They take down and ship easily, but it seems few are so inclined to turn a screwdriver today.
    very true,
    they shipped back when they were made ... 27$ for the 11x14 version and 25$ for the 8x10 version

    the stuio cameras are meant to be put on a camera stand, i can't imagine a 10a or 8a on a dolly or some sort of
    repacement ...
    page 181 says it all

    https://books.google.com/books?id=ir...0xx%22&f=false

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