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    FS: Zone VI Lightweight Wood Tripod



    Got your hot new Chamonix 45n-2 and don't quite have enough left over for that carbon-fiber gitzo tripod to hold it up with? Clunker Bogens too hard on your back?

    Fret no more! For sale today is a tripod classic, the Zone VI lightweight field tripod! This is good ol' Fred Picker's Zone VI, out of Newfane Vermont, not the Calumet buyout, so you know it's designed for photographers by one hell of a photographer. Features include:

    -Independent leg spread
    -3/8-inch screw for mounting your favorite tripod head
    -spiked steel feet
    -bubble level
    -18lb. capacity!

    Now, I love this tripod. Only reason I'm passing it on to somebody else, is because I bucked the current lightweight tread and bought an 8x10 Sinar, which is 18lb without a lens. I bumped up to a Bogen beast that'll hold 44lb, small cars, and large women with ease, so the Zone VI is a bit extra now.



    Now, to condition. All three legs have the above-pictured mud stains on them. The three feet each have some surface rust, and the top platform is marred from tripod heads. Thats about it. Bubble-level is just fine, all the knobs are present, complete, uncracked, and working perfectly. If you want a rock-solid lightweight tripod to carry with you into the field, then this is your winner!



    And, as an extra-special bonus, I'm including (not that I need it for anything) the original Zone VI burgundy nylon tripod bag! Carry your hot new tripod in waterproof, tear-resistant, flame-retardant style.

    The nitty-gritty of it all is this: I'm going to ask $200 for this. I'm more than willing to entertain offers, so don't hesitate, I'm easy. For whatever price we agree upon, you'll get the tripod in it's red nylon case, and maybe some candy from the dollar store. Shipping is up to the buyer, since this won't fit in a flat-rate box and shipping is going to be all over the place on this one. Payment via Paypal is the preferred method (though it also requires some transaction fees, which are also up to the buyer), but Money Orders and bounceless checks are also perfectly fine.

    I think that's about it, but if I've left anything out, or mis-stated anything, chime in. Ask questions, tell stories, I'm here to sell!
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.

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    A bit more information may help:

    After a brief and rather shocking ride on the bathroom scale, I've deduced that the tripod, in its bag, weighs 11 pounds. The tripod by itself weighs 9.5 pounds.

    There's room enough in the tripod bag to fit a lower-profile head attached to the tripod, but it will not fit a Bogen 3047 head, both because of height and how far the knobs stick out.

    Folded, the tripod is just shy of 39", and the tallest stable-feeling height it will attain is 55", but this is of course variable. Leg spread is infinite and governed by a nylon cord with tightener in fine shape. For you trigonometry people out there, each leg is 59" long when fully extended. For the less mathematically-inclined, it will put a camera at comfortable eye-level on the average 5'10" human being, such as myself, and hold it very steady.

    I've also just deduced that shipping from Oregon (me) to Florida is $25 via UPS ground. Figure right around that for all of the east coast, and proportionately lower the closer one gets. Individuals lucky enough to find themselves in the Portland area can pick it up for free, and if I'm enticed enough (say, with a sandwich or beer), I might even deliver it to Gresham or Vancouver.

    Best!

    -Patrick
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.

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    As we come up on the weekend, I'm going to be kind and drop the price on this lovely tripod to $175, including shipping in the lower 48. I'll ship to the outliers as well, but shipping will be on them.

    Sound fair? Let me know!
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.

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    Traditional mid-weekend bump. Still asking $175, shipped to your door, and still accepting offers.

    -Patrick
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.

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    Robland - Seattle area

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    Offer pending...
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.

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    And...sold.
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.



 

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