In my new studio...

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  1. TheFlyingCamera

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    I just got over the weekend a new-to-me studio stand. It's an INKA, made in Holland, and it should be able to handle any camera I own, up to and including the 14x17. Here's a shot of me with the stand.
     

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    A beast, I used similar stands here during my year at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. I don't know the real specs, but have little doubt you are right it will hold your 14x17 with ease...

    Good luck with the great buy!

    Marco
     
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    How far did you have to travel Scott to get the beast, Have you named it?
    Maybe Svelda?
    We have two of these and you will love the stand.
     
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    Looks impressive!

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    Bob- I drove from DC to Philadelphia (about 2 1/2 hours each way). I think if I name it, it'll be something like Hans or Lars or something suitably Nordic. Maybe it'll be Agnetha and my Calumet strobes can be Bjorn & Benny.
     
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    Scott, you'll love it, used them a fair bit.

    Regarding very heavy cameras, there is a something designed for the opposite side where you can put some weights.

    The idea being that it counter balances the camera, especially when you are up a stepladder and the camera is right up there as well.

    I don't know if we had them made specially, or they were a factory accessory, but they sure looked as though they were a factory accessory.

    Inka, is, I believe, a female name in Dutch. I have met a couple of Dutch women with that name in my travels, so Agnetha could be an appropriate moniker.

    Mick.
     
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    nice cactus !
     
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    I'll look around for something in a counterweight - worst case scenario I put a hook on the other end of the arm and hang a sandbag off it. I'm not likely to be using anything particularly large on the stand at anywhere near full height, but it's definitely something to consider.
     
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    Nice stand! It doesn't take a lot of studio shooting with a tripod to realize the value of a good stand.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    Greetings from Rockville...
    Nice, I bet you find it is a worthwhile investment.
     
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    Bruce- I know it will be already, and I haven't even used it yet. If you ever need to rent a studio, mine is available with a few days heads up. It's approximately 30' x50' (20x30 working area) with 15' ceilings.