I would like to purchase a vintage Studio Pedestal in order to save a lot of money compared to buying a brand new one, and was wondering how I could go about mounting a modern DSLR or camcorder on one? ITE ones are nice.
This is what I am talking about basically,
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
See that bowl-shaped socket in the top? That's where a fluid head goes. You would have to get one of those as well (couple hundred $ for good one), then you would probably need a click-lock type adapter on that, and then a screw adapter on that (one that fits your cam & the clicklock.
All that, and you still have a dolly that is only good on a smooth studio floor! All for just ~2k.
If that is what you want/need, go for it. But if you really just need a top general purpose tripod, you could get one, with fluid head and adapters, all new, for a similar amount of money.
would it be difficult to find a fluid head for that?
No, as long as it uses standard sizes.
could you point me to one real quick please?
Google "fluid head 100mm bowl" (assuming it IS 100mm bowl - YMMV) and you'll get a lot of hits.
You can start here:
Do you think you could ask the ebay seller for the exact measure of the pedestalīs bowl?...if itīs a non standard size or bigger than 100 mm (if you look at heads of that size right there in B&H youīll see that they are far costlier)
you could have a local machin shop make an adapter plate aout of a circular steel plate and a circle inside with the heads size (the inner edge should be filed to acomodate the headīs angle for a correct fit)