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    Tripod Head for 8x10 calumet

    Thanks for the info on paper negatives.

    Next question. I recently bought a 8x10 Calumet Csomething (green). I've current ly have two tripods, a Bogen 3020 and a 3050. I have in the past used Bogen's 30 47 head, but it tends to creep when used with a mamiya twin lens. The 3050 tripo d looks stout enough to work with the Calumet. Any suggestions on tripod heads?

    The basic use I have planed for the camera for shooting local scenics, buildings , etc. Maybe a couple family photos if i can get the kids to stay still.


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    Tripod Head for 8x10 calumet

    I highly reccomend the Ries head for LF.

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    Mar 1998

    Tripod Head for 8x10 calumet

    my recommendation for the green monster is either the Gizo 1570, the Reis head o r the Arca Swiss B2 head. If you don't mind the weight a geared head from Majestic with a 6" x 7" platform is ideal.

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    Tripod Head for 8x10 calumet

    If you look hard, you can find a geared Majestic cheaply. I paid all of $20.00 for mine - On Ebay. I'm not kidding. It was made in 1946 but it is definatley up to the 14 - 18 lbs of the Calumet. Have you weighed your camera yet? If it's 14 lbs it's magnesium, if 18, it's aluminum.

    I have a Ries Photoplane now and although I like it very much, if I had the aluminum Calumet, I'd want the Majestic.

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    Tripod Head for 8x10 calumet

    What do you mean by the 3047 "creeps?" I use a 3047 with all my cameras including a Mamiya TLR and Toyo 45A. The 3047 doesn't even know the Mamiya is sitting on it, it's so light and the head is so strong!

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    Mar 2000

    Tripod Head for 8x10 calumet

    The Reis 2-way tilt head and the Arca Swiss B2 are the only heads to buy.

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