WTB - 1A Semi-Centennial Camera Stand

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by Andrew Moxom, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Andrew Moxom

    Andrew Moxom Member

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    I am in dire need of a centennial camera stand. Ideally a 1A that could hold a 14x11 camera. I just moved into a new studio space, and want to use my Deardorff Commercial View camera with 16" Vitax lens to shoot wet plate.
     
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    Andy,
    You might want to first check whether the counter spring on the Centennial stand is strong enough to support the weight of a 11x14 Commercial Deardorff- those things are monsters. I have a Century 10A on the matching stand and it barely holds the camera/lens at higher positions. It might be frustrating with your much heavier camera.

    Sounds like you're assembling quite a portrait setup. Having a studio space must be a blast too!

    Best,
    Daniel
     
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    hi andy

    dan is right about the bigger stand for bigger camera ..
    you might look for the larger #2 semi centennial stand ...
    it was made for the 8A grand century portrait cameras ( 11x14).

    http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium2/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=datasheet&app_id=396

    i have an 8A .. and #2 stand ... the stand's bed splits to allow for bellows extension,
    and the ribbon springs are pretty hefty too.

    have fun with your new set up! you're going to have a lot of fume, i mean fun :smile:

    - john
     
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  4. Andrew Moxom

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    Well my lead on a centennial stand dried up after the seller committed to sell, give me a price, and was getting shipping costs when they decided that their time was worth more than keeping their end of a deal. So I still need a stand if anyone has one?? Daniel, I have the 8x10 commercial view... A little lighter..