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georgem
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« on: April 05, 2013, 04:13:21 AM »
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Just curious, haven't seen it anywhere before. Anybody knows what these "ears" on the tripod legs are?

(source: http://cdn.jolie.de/bilder/lavazza-2012-mark-seliger-600x800-1319420.jpg)
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 04:21:27 AM »
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Locking screw.

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Just curious, haven't seen it anywhere before. Anybody knows what these "ears" on the tripod legs are?

(source: http://cdn.jolie.de/bilder/lavazza-2012-mark-seliger-600x800-1319420.jpg)

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 04:47:29 AM »
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Old school gitzo.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 05:19:10 AM »
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Right, thanks people!
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 05:54:11 AM »
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It's an aluminum Gitzo 410C . The ears are the locking collars on the tripod leg. The "C" in 410C means the center column is gear driven. I have owned the same tripod model since 1986 and used as recently as two days ago. The tripod head is a Sinar tripod head: one of the four best heavy duty tripod heads ever made. The others are the Arca-Swiss C1 "Cube", the Foba ASMIA, and the large geared Majestic heads). Mark is using it to support his Sinar P2 8x10 camera.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 10:42:33 AM »
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Ellis, thanks for all this info! I actually had to look up the Foba and Majestic heads, they are very interesting...
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 11:02:29 AM »
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 I use the Foba ASMIA head regularly. If you are interested in a Majestic head I have one in good shape that I do not use. Make me an offer. It has the insert for use with a tripod with a 3/8" screw for mounting to a tripod.

There is another other heavy duty  top of the line tripod head I forgot to mention, the Arca-Swiss B2/Z2 Monoball. This is not a ball type head although it looks like one. The lateral tilt (roll) angle is centered inside and separately controlled from the fore/aft (pitch) angle.  I replaced a B2 with an ASMIA a few years ago. 
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