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    It is Majestic!

    Platform for Century 8A, 11x14.
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    Re: It is Majestic!

    Tis Truly Majestic!

    I just put away the same tripod, mounted on old Sachtler dolly
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    Re: It is Majestic!

    I wonder how much the Century 8A weighs...

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    Weigh yourself, then you holding camera

    subtract the tare weight

    I know I cannot do that with 2 cameras I use

    Quote Originally Posted by slerman View Post
    I wonder how much the Century 8A weighs...
    Images vastly preferred

    not game trying to


    focus


    In Time

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    Quote Originally Posted by slerman View Post
    I wonder how much the Century 8A weighs...
    Somethings you're better off not knowing.

    Roger

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    I'm impressed. The tripod is in beautiful condition. So much fun!
    Excellent table saw skills as well!

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    I put that head on a Quick-set Hercules and was able to find a Hercules dolly. Someone upgraded the casters, smooth as silk.

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Weigh yourself, then you holding camera

    subtract the tare weight

    I know I cannot do that with 2 cameras I use
    I tend to top out scales even without holding a camera.

    A magnificent support!
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    Had a Quick Set "Gibralter" back in the day - so very massive...could likely have used it as a building jack (no kidding!). I think these were originally designed to use with the old, colossal, Panavision cameras on movie sets. I actually did some stills for a Hollywood flick (shot here in Vermont) called "Return to Salems Lot." Very much a B-Grade Campy product...but a real hoot of an experience! At any rate...my main task was to be as close to the big Panavisions as possible to capture stills from their vantage point. But politically...at least back then (1987), a stills photographer on a motion picture set was treated as a complete bottom feeder...so a very thick skin was required!

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duolab123 View Post
    I'm impressed. The tripod is in beautiful condition. So much fun!
    Excellent table saw skills as well!
    Just a circular saw, drill, and a great old piece of engineering!

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