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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    How about a vintage heavy duty video camera stand? Have seen these going for peanuts or even given away for free.

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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    As some know i have a Deardorff S11 with the OE BiPost stand. http://deardorffcameras.0catch.com/s11/s11.html

    It has only 24" clearance between the uprights and would not be quick to modify. But possible!

    It has the advantage of allowing full rotation, so you can turn your camera upside down to shoot from floor level.

    Done that and posted it here some years ago.
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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    My god that's beautiful. Wonder where I could ever find one of those!

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    As some know i have a Deardorff S11 with the OE BiPost stand. http://deardorffcameras.0catch.com/s11/s11.html

    It has only 24" clearance between the uprights and would not be quick to modify. But possible!

    It has the advantage of allowing full rotation, so you can turn your camera upside down to shoot from floor level.

    Done that and posted it here some years ago.

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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    Those look great as well! Only issue is it costs almost the same amount as the camera.

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    Here IS the money answer. They look like a trans jack.

    Take your pick!

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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    Quote Originally Posted by rosshj View Post
    My god that's beautiful. Wonder where I could ever find one of those!
    500 were made in Chicago, 20's to 70's for perspective control studio product shots for Montgomery Wards and Sears catalogs.

    I wanted one and found it, in Chicago, but more are around.

    Seldom found without a camera, not visa versa.

    A hack machinist like me could expand the post width and lengthen the control shafts.

    All parts except castings are off the shelf. I got new OE Bakelite knobs from McMaster Carr.

    At least 3 members here have one.

    A few years ago a NYC studio sold about a dozen.

    Montgomery Wards may have had 100 in one massive building that still stands.
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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    Well, there's always the Linhof Gigant stand if you can find one.

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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    I wonder how many were made. They are so rare, I haven't found anything about them online even in Germany.

    I wanted one as soon as I saw that catalog, about 6 years ago.

    As they used hydraulics to operate they may have all failed and leaked a big mess in studio. Hydraulic fluid is nasty. Out damn Spot!

    I have a puny Linhof 8X10 that Gigant grasps in it's massive hand. I can't lift my camera without taking it to bits.

    Have truck will travel for a Gigant.

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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    I really like the transmission jack option, but the fact the saddle/platform spins freely doesn't really work. I wonder if there is a model where it won't spin, or if there is a way to stop it from spinning? ��

    I was hoping to buy this one and modify the base to make it wider/less tippy https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-1100LB...t/183500326670

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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    You might also find something like the stands they use for the large studio video cameras - they raise and lower with fingertip pressure. I played with one at the big Broadcasting show once. Beuatiful gadgets

    Here's a link to a little beauty that's rated for a 231 pound load

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    https://www.adorama.com/vov38520003.html

    There's a smaller unit on the auction site for only $2k - plus shipping

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