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    Studio Tripod for 8x10

    Hey guys,
    Im searching for a studio tripod for my 8x10 camera.. which brands are good to buy? I only know the Linhof studiomatic, but they are hard to find and mostly expensive.
    What is important for me is that i could bring the 8x10 camera into a "low height" position and that is sturdy. Wheels would be also great, but not a must.

    Atm i use a Manfrotto 028 art and with the head and the 8x10 its too height for some compositions.

    thanks

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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

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    My Plaubel Peco Profia Camera Stand in my studio.

    Every studio needs a good camera stand.

    I paid a hundred bucks for this. Would you believe MPX had six to sell?
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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

    Your location is important for any huge studio stand.

    I have a spare Arkay, but most likely won't sell it as it is worthless here.

    I will find a use for 2.

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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

    Im from Berlin, thanks for the help

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    We assume you mean Berlin, Germany, yet there are dozens in USA alone. Ohio has the most.

    How Many Berlins Are There In The U.S.?

    Good luck!

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    Im from Berlin, thanks for the help

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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

    Yes, Berlin, Germany

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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

    A studio stand is best. I use a single column, wheeled, counter sprung unit that goes to floor level and high enough to require a ladder. Brand is not as important as finding a bargain because new they are priced on the dark side of the moon. Mine cost me $35 at a studio auction.

    Good luck to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    ...Mine cost me $35 at a studio auction...
    Dang! Mine cost $45.00! I overpaid. Of course it is a nice Cambo. Wound up spending three times that to get the accessories I wanted.
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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

    I use a big old Bogen tripod. It doesn't have a model number on it but I think it's a 3050. It has a head, also unmarked with a 4" square QR plate on it. Together it weighs north of 40 lbs. I was lucky and found a dolly for it locally for $25. It can hold anything I want to put on it, and with the dolly, it can be moved very easily.

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    Re: Studio Tripod for 8x10

    With heavy cameras, assisted height adjustment is very useful, which is why studio stands are so great, as the column is counterweighted. But if you don't have the space, or can't find a good one, a Gitzo Series 5 Systemic with a Cremaillere column works well.
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