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    Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Hello. Can anyone recommend a tripod and tripod head suitable for a Linhof Super Technika IV 5x7? The Manfrotto 055XDB that I have always used for 35mm and medium format cameras holds my Intrepid 4x5 securely enough, but I'm guessing that the Linhof will require something more sturdy.

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Years ago a friend of mine used a Linhof Twin-Shank Profile tripod with his 5x7 and loved it. I borrowed it once and also loved it. A lot lighter that a Linhof Heavy Duty tripod. Think it had a Linhof Professional Pan Head II RPM on it, but that's from a 10+ year old memory.

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Years ago a friend of mine used a Linhof Twin-Shank Profile tripod with his 5x7 and loved it. I borrowed it once and also loved it. A lot lighter that a Linhof Heavy Duty tripod. Think it had a Linhof Professional Pan Head II RPM on it, but that's from a 10+ year old memory.
    17lb capacity.

    It is the Expert, not the profile.

    Catalog #001317 with the sliding column. Different number for the model with the pneumatic center column.
    Small,geared center column was made for the 003317.
    Last edited by Bob Salomon; 1-Dec-2019 at 20:45.

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    With my Linhof Super Technika V - 5x7 - I rely on an older Gitzo Tele-Studex 4 with the aluminum legs. It has a the R4 head and the combination holds the Linhof rock solid. It is heavy and not meant for backpacking.

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    17lb capacity.

    It is the Expert, not the profile.

    Catalog #001317 with the sliding column. Different number for the model with the pneumatic center column.
    Small,geared center column was made for the 003317.
    Sorry, 003317

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by Gord Robinson View Post
    With my Linhof Super Technika V - 5x7 - I rely on an older Gitzo Tele-Studex 4 with the aluminum legs. It has a the R4 head and the combination holds the Linhof rock solid. It is heavy and not meant for backpacking.
    I was thinking an old set of Studex 3 legs would do.
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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    The Studex 3 should allow for at least a weight of 20lbs which would be ample for your Tecknica. The Pro Studex will allow for the legs to be adjusted in various angled positions.

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Thanks everyone for responding. I've noticed that the rotating back leaves little room for any clearance. Are you generally able to rotate the back when the camera is mounted on a tripod head? Here is an actual picture of my camera mounted on the dealer's Linhof Tripod head:

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/c...g?format=1500w

    It's hard to say whether the camera back would bump into this head when rotating.

    Here is another option that I'm considering:

    https://www.riestripod.com/?product=the-j250-2-head

    Does anyone have any experience with a Ries tripod head with this camera?

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherMarv View Post
    Thanks everyone for responding. I've noticed that the rotating back leaves little room for any clearance. Are you generally able to rotate the back when the camera is mounted on a tripod head? Here is an actual picture of my camera mounted on the dealer's Linhof Tripod head:

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/c...g?format=1500w

    It's hard to say whether the camera back would bump into this head when rotating.

    Here is another option that I'm considering:

    https://www.riestripod.com/?product=the-j250-2-head

    Does anyone have any experience with a Ries tripod head with this camera?
    Why didnít you try rotating it while on the head?

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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Why didn’t you try rotating it while on the head?
    I don't actually have a tripod for it yet. I bought the camera online.

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