Tripod head for ULF

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Donald Miller, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. Donald Miller

    Donald Miller Member

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    I have just refinished my 12X20 Korona and tried mounting it on my Zone VI tripod with 3047 head. It seems to be a bit much weight for the head. The tripod itself is solid. Do you have any ideas of a head that would handle the weight (about 32 lbs)? Does anyone have experience with the Majestic geared head? Is Reis the only other option? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Flotsam

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    I have used the Majestic on massive studio camera stands with 8x10 metal monorails and they are seriously rugged. I can't imagine anything that can be lifted onto it that it can't handle.

    PS. I think you ULF guys are nuts (I'm totally jealous [​IMG] )
     
  3. Kerik

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (dnmilikan @ Mar 28 2003, 07:07 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Does anyone have experience with the Majestic geared head? </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
    The Majestic is the way to go. Get it with the large 6x7 plate. Much more reasonably priced than the 'Reis, and very common on ebay.

    Kerik
     
  4. Donald Miller

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    Thanks for the input guys. I will look on Ebay to see if I can pick one of the heads up. Kerik do you have a model number of that particular head by chance?
     
  5. David A. Goldfarb

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    The Gitzo G1570M handles my 11x14" amply. Should work for 12x20" if you want a three-way pan head design, and it's relatively lightweight, if that's a concern.