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    Question Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    Hi,

    I recently got the Calumet 4x5 view camera for free and I need to get a tripod for the camera


    Was hoping to get some info on a tripod I could get or a quick release mount.


    Thanks!

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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    Depending on your budget, I'd recommend one of those new, carbon tube tripods or a used aluminum tripod from eBay.
    Many tripods are sold in kits, with a ball head and a clamp, maybe even a quick-release plate, but your tripod needs will be more demanding.
    Your camera is heavier and longer than a DSLR.

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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    I bought my first real tripod from KEH, this exact thing https://www.keh.com/shop/tripods-bog...mn-717281.html

    Big heavy and sturdy, which is good if not hiking

    KEH 'Bargain' is really good, free shipping and free return for 180 days

    I still use it 10 years later
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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I bought my first real tripod from KEH, this exact thing https://www.keh.com/shop/tripods-bog...mn-717281.html

    Big heavy and sturdy, which is good if not hiking

    KEH 'Bargain' is really good, free shipping and free return for 180 days

    I still use it 10 years later
    I've got the same, bought via CL from a guy using it for video. Solid. I bought extension legs for it, but they're either the wrong ones or I need a locking collet(?) or some such to keep the extensions extended. Love the thumb release for all legs at once in the studio.

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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    I thought there was a third leg inside the second on the Manfrotto 058 (as it's called in Europe)?

    That's what the locking collar near the foot is for, no?

    Mike

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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    Quote Originally Posted by Monica.philbin View Post
    recently got the Calumet 4x5 view camera and need to get a tripod for the camera
    Whatever tripod you get make sure that the 1/4 x 20 bolt is long enough to engage - if your CC-400 is like mine with the recessed screwed hole in the tripod block

    regards
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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    I thought there was a third leg inside the second on the Manfrotto 058 (as it's called in Europe)?

    That's what the locking collar near the foot is for, no?

    Mike
    As I understand it, some only had the two legs. That's how mine is. That's why I went for the extension legs.

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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    I believe the Manfrotto 475B to be the better Manfrotto of the ones mentioned above. I use a 475B for binocular astronomy using a parallelogram mount, 35 to 6x7 long lens photography of moving subjects using a Manfrotto gimbal-style head, and when using the Toyo Robos 4x5 camera which is a monorail. However I find that it is too heavy and its folded length too great for backpacking and use a Gitzo G-1349 w/Arca-Swiss ball head for 6x7 through 8x10 (Toyo MII) photography when using a field camera. For the Toyo 810G I use a Gitzo Series 5 with rational head.

    Thomas

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