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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    I will return it tomorrow well I feel stupid you told me in the email what to buy. I return my whole tripod and ball head today and traded it for that ball head I'll have to go back and look like an idiot tomorrow. Is there anything else out there besides the sinar head ? . Is there something more common readily available that I can buy in a camera store or b&h photo that will work that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    Most any better traditional three way tripods work good, no quick release needed. The head only needs to fit a 75mm diameter base..
    That is about it..

    Keep in mind majority of modern tripods are designed and made for digital to medium sized film or a light weight field folder view cameras that greatly benefit from a quick release plate. This is why most of then have a QR plate built in. The other modern camera centric feature is the ball head. Neither works that will with a Sinar.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    This is making me reconsider getting the f2. I'll look around see what I can find.

    How convenient they have their own mounting tripod head with some strange round bottom. The horseman has a standard square bottom.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    Quote Originally Posted by Califmike33 View Post
    How convenient they have their own mounting tripod head with some strange round bottom.
    There's a reason for it. There are protruding pins on the Sinar pan-tilt head that mate with slots on the Sinar rail clamp to prevent the camera from twisting on the mount, something that heavy monorail cameras are very prone to do if it's just flat surface against flat surface.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    See post# 52. The Sinar Norma is on a Tilt Tall tripod, zero special about this tripod, been in production for decades, works good with any Sinar..
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...a-models/page6

    Tilt Tall tripods are still made, good used for less. If you go this route,
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...es_tripod.html

    the original Tiltall #4602 by E. Leitz are good before they were purchased by _?_, then they became not as good.

    And no, the 75mm diameter base is not special. Just extra features if used within the Sinar system.

    Again, most any traditional three way tripod head works good.

    Sinar pan/tilt head is the ideal head for the Sinar system, not mandatory in any way.

    Bernice


    Quote Originally Posted by Califmike33 View Post
    This is making me reconsider getting the f2. I'll look around see what I can find.

    How convenient they have their own mounting tripod head with some strange round bottom. The horseman has a standard square bottom.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    Like this ?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/18306877369...mis&media=COPY

    $300 is steep.

    Well Bernice that Tilt Tall looks to fit the bill nicely, never heard of them but looks doable, that link i followed and not bad price.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    That is the made in China copy previously discussed on LFF:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...pan+tilt+china


    Even this $75 plus shipping will do for now:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/39435655136...Bk9SR4iYu_qdYQ

    Again, most any good traditional three way tripod head will do.


    Bernice

    Quote Originally Posted by Califmike33 View Post
    Like this ?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/18306877369...mis&media=COPY

    $300 is steep.

    Well Bernice that Tilt Tall looks to fit the bill nicely, never heard of them but looks doable, that link i followed and not bad price.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    Ok, i will probably just buy the new one-off BH photo, heck i paid the same amount just for my GX35 ball head. Thanks again seem like a quick fix to the problem. I like the Tilt Tall has that big round base, don't like there's no quick release.


    After looking around i like the Ebay Chinese Sinar copy head, the guy has 100% feed back and sold 60 of them and no one has complained, they look pretty solid, i think i will get that. The Tilt all is heavy over 6 pounds.
    Last edited by Califmike33; 7-Dec-2022 at 21:39.

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    Re: How to identify Horseman monorail camera models

    I keep a Horseman Optical Bench Rail on a Majestic Tripod head and my favorite QR

    For studio work

    It adjusts any direction with gears for Macro

    Horseman Optical Bench by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
    Tin Can

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