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    Vintage tripods.

    Hello,

    I was wondering if any of you have used or do use vintage tripods. As in perhaps those compact ones that have the leather cases.

    I was querying as I was looking at a vintage Zeiss Ikon tripod, and was also pondering if the thread would fit a standard size for a Leica or Rolleiflex twin lens.

    Thank you.

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    The thread should be fine (1/4" Whitworth). The little tubular-metal tripods of yesteryear are very light and portable, will probably not extend to a height of more than 1 meter and are mighty springy! In general, tripods today are vastly better (probably better light metal alloys giving more strength for less weight).

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    I've got one, maker unknown but it's "Linhof grey", extends to about 5', weighs next to nothing. I use it for the 6.5x9 and 9x12cm Voigtländer plate cameras - just to stay in character
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    I have a Crown wood tripod from about 100 years ago. Its legs completely detach from the camera platform and the whole works is very light and compact. It came with my 5X7 Eastman View #2, though I've never used it with that camera.
    Bob Fowler
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    Some people are like Slinkies. They're really good for nothing, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.



 

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