Our NEW, but long delayed, headless telescoping columns (details below) have arrived (by air - ouch! not sea) to my studio in Colorado. All standing orders are shipped. Sorry the delay and great thanks for your patience. Column instructions below.
Color: No option! Everyone seems to prefer black - so with Henry Ford's 1909 suggestion, "You can have any color as long as it's black."
Telescoping Monocolumn concept: Shown left and below. The clever Marchioni brothers used the same diameter tube stock in their original Tiltall head and column assembly as they used in the upper, and largest, leg section. An efficient use of materials and necessary extrusion dies. Ofcourse the outer leg section telescopes to the next diameter down, and etc. So with just a bit of lateral thinking - ergo - why not a telescoping monocolumn using the existing "leg" tubes?
look it up), I am the leading proponent to shoot ONLY from that top apex (meeting point) of the three legs and never, ever, never use an extension of a column - period - much less a telescoping column - OMG! Some column users have questioned the need of a telescoping column - but unextended, such a column is also a double walled column aka a heavier column and it just probably dampens any vibrations better than a single walled column. And, AND, if ever pressed to need to be just a little bit higher, well, then, OK, extend use the telescoping feature you just happen to be carrying aboard your Tiltall. Price: $55 includes USPS Priority service. Note: The 3/8"-16 "top" thread stud (shown left) can be reversed to a 1/4"-20 thread.
2) Yes, we have NO Monoball Heads - None, Nada, Zip - Again, we do not plan to market any monoballs or video heads. We believe this a very, very personal decision. And as fast as China's Monoball designs are gaining on USA and EU, they ain't there yet. Take a look at our earlier blog on this subject for suggestions.
Step 2) INSTALL NEW COLUMN. Remove the TEP6 1/4"-20 camera placement from the "bottom" of your new headless monocolumn and reverse the installation as above. This is a hand job, no pliers.
Step 5) TOP PLATE - "top" 3/8"-16 stud (used with most ballheads/videoheads) can be flipped over to switch to a 1/4"-20 stud (used with a few heads and quickreleases). Note two small allen studs, one is a registration pin - the other, the stop to allow the stud switch over. Unscrew top allen, flip stud, screw down and secure with allen stud.