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    Modern Studio Camera Stand

    Can anyone recommend a modern studio camera stand that works well with an 8x10? (Chamonix 8x10 to be specific)
    I would probably prefer a base with wheels.

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    Re: Modern Studio Camera Stand

    http://mammothcamera.com/mccacc.html

    A modern bi-post stand, custom designed to your needs.

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    Re: Modern Studio Camera Stand

    Foba, Cambo....
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    cambo soiid as a rock
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    Re: Modern Studio Camera Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Baleur View Post
    http://mammothcamera.com/mccacc.html

    A modern bi-post stand, custom designed to your needs.
    That certainly looks robust, and the later break-down design is attractive. Add a pull bar and you have a nice mobile transport, too.

    I might be wrong, but the four wheels concern me largely because I'm clumsy and mildly handicapped in one leg. I wonder if regular users might find they interfere. Do they?

    The stand I use, an Arkay Regal mono stand, has three wheels in a triangular base and is good for 8x10. (But I got lucky and bought it at an auction sell-off of a large studio. $25. I felt like a thief.)

    Thank you for that link.

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    Re: Modern Studio Camera Stand

    Hi, I made those stands. They are based on the 20x24s that Polaroid built in the 1970s, and are necessarily massive. In practice, the 20x24 overhangs both the front and back of the stand, so, there is (virtually) no trip hazard. (I've been working with the originals for 30 years and have never tripped over the base)

    I think for an 8x10 a 3 wheeled base would be a great idea, and everything else would be smaller as well. Unfortunately, these stands, as I build them, are pretty pricey($4-5K for one for a 20x24). A much smaller stand would be less, I can't say at the moment where the $ would fall.

    I think an Arkay stand would do well for an 8x10 field, or go beefier and get a Cambo/Foba type stand, they are, as another poster mentioned, rock solid(but much harder to move).


    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    That certainly looks robust, and the later break-down design is attractive. Add a pull bar and you have a nice mobile transport, too.

    I might be wrong, but the four wheels concern me largely because I'm clumsy and mildly handicapped in one leg. I wonder if regular users might find they interfere. Do they?

    The stand I use, an Arkay Regal mono stand, has three wheels in a triangular base and is good for 8x10. (But I got lucky and bought it at an auction sell-off of a large studio. $25. I felt like a thief.)

    Thank you for that link.
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    My Arkay works well up to 20 lbs. Best for 15 lbs. they are easy to shorten for low ceilings, but expensive to make taller.

    I almost dumped a big camera on first attempt, as you need to keep anything more than 5 lbs centered over the front V legs. Which is obvious afterwards.
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    Re: Modern Studio Camera Stand

    Thank you all for the info. Randy, which model of Arkay so you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuypers1807 View Post
    Thank you all for the info. Randy, which model of Arkay so you have?
    I have 2 of these, one is not labelled, the other has a sticker, 'Mono-Stand'. They have the heavy lead counterweight.

    I paid $200 for 2 with good Majestic heads as nobody wanted them 4 years ago.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...l/prm/alsVwDtl
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    Majestic tripods on wheels are also a good choice.
    It may help to say where you are.

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