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    Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    Hi, is someone using this head with a 8x10 field camera?
    Does it works well even with long bellows extension?

    thank you
    Andre
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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    I have one. I use it and feel that it is very satisfactory. Low profile and relatively lightweight.

    You want to balance your camera front and aft as much as possible for maximum stability with any head.

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    what camera are you using on it?

    thank you

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    I'm using this head with my 16 lb. 11x14 camera. It is very solid and a joy to use. I do not have a real long lens but I have extended my camera bellows to about 30 inches and noticed it was still very steady. I use both of the 3/8" screws on my camera. You need to balance your camera over the head but this should be great for any 8x10.

    Jim

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    I used the later magnesium version of this head with various 8x10" and larger cameras for several years and thought it was an excellent choice for a large flatbed camera.

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    I used the later version of this head and Gitzo 5 series legs for my 11x14 Deardorff. It supported and maneuvered 26 pounds plus of camera, lens & holder easily and with rigidity.

    Mike

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    The one downside of the later version of this head is that it's a bit stiff for small cameras. This may not be a problem for an older one that's broken in or perhaps adjusted differently. It is probably possible to adjust the tension for lighter cameras, but the extra tension makes the big cameras or small cameras with big lenses easier to handle.

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    I keep a small lightstand in the truck in case I use a long bellows.. I just rest the front of the camera on the stand while still using my regular tripod near the rear

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    easier to carry is a light gitzo (or other) monopod for supporting the front of the camera...

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    Re: Gitzo 1570 suitable for 8x10 field camera?

    Although I like Don's idea I'd have no secondary use for a monopod

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