Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Crown #1 and Crown #2 Graflex tripod questions

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Accessories Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
willt99



Joined: 13 Oct 2003
Posts: 11
Location: Seattle

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,


I was curious if someone could enlighten me on the differences between the Crown # 1 and Crown # 2 tripods.

I was told the # 1 has a tabletop diameter of about 4.5". Although this is larger than diameter of the GV tripod mount (about 3.5"), could a # 1 reasonable support a GV? I was also curious if anyone has used a GV / Bogen 3021 (w/ a 3030 head that has a small, rectangular quick release).

Is there a guestimated maximum weight that the # 1 and # 2 could hold (assuming the wood is strong)?


Thanks,
William
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3255
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



[ This Message was edited by: 45PSS on 2005-12-26 19:59 ]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
RichS



Joined: 18 Oct 2001
Posts: 1467
Location: South of Rochester, NY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you from personal experience that you can forget the #1 tripod. It's very small and far from stable. It might have a chance at holding up a Crown, but I sure wouldn't trust it to a View!
I've been told that the #2 is a bit larger and sturdier. It might work for a View, but I haven't been able to get my hands on one yet.

You could easily do a search here for "Crown tripod" and find quite a bit of info...

I believe the 3221 was suggested as being good enough for the Crown/Speed's. But the View's do put a bit more stress on the tripod. I'm sure you can get other opinion here...


_________________
----------------------------------------
"Ya just can't have too many GVIIs"
----------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
willt99



Joined: 13 Oct 2003
Posts: 11
Location: Seattle

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the responses. That makes sense with the image I saw of the hand under the Crown #1 table. It sounds like I'll be in the Bogen 3040 range.

Merry Christmas.


William
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
JoePhoto



Joined: 13 Oct 2001
Posts: 74
Location: New England

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I have a # 1 or # 2 but it works well for me with a Speed Graphic and a GVI. The plywood base that the camera mounts on is larger than the GV tripod mount but I just put the screw in tight and then give it a little more by rotating the mount.

_________________
If the best can't be had let the worst continue....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
willysmb



Joined: 28 Feb 2004
Posts: 118
Location: France _ Europe

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi willt99
Sorry for the later.
You can find a comparative pic for the Crown #1, #2 and #3 on my web site :
http://www.willysmb.com
Photographie
Accesories

Regards, Laurent
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
paxety



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 69
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Crown #1 and I use it regularly with my GVI and my Anniversary Speed 4x5. The tripod is very lightweight (at least in comparison to the Zone VI standard tripod I use with my 8x10) and seems flimsy, but with the legs extended a bit and splayed out wide, it's never given me a problem or a bit of concern.
j.e.simmons
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
suburban grafic



Joined: 01 Feb 2004
Posts: 19
Location: Arizona

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine any of my ancestors using one of those flimsy tripods to support a 5x7 or 4x5. Personally, I wouldn't set an empty cup of coffee on one. The are certainly cute well varnished and sitting in the corner with a wahtever mounted on them.

Personally again, give me a Bogen, DS or Majestic. If you collect and display, maybe extendable chopsticks are just what you need.



_________________
If it weren't for me, where would I be?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Accessories Help All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group