Thursday, May 5, 2011
Yet more StarD Tiltall puzzle
Subject: TEP-4 B
Message: Hi Gary,
I am refurbishing a Star-D and I am interested in a pair of TEP-4 in Black. I seem to remember that the Star-D will accept parts that are made for a TiltAll.
Jim- Yes, if the StarD in question is the Tiltall clone - there were about 10 other StarD models over the years - jpeg me. -Gary
Attached are jpegs of my tripod, it is a TiltAll clone (I was not aware that Star-D made other models). So I think that the TEP-4's will fit. Just as a side note, I have owned this tripod since the early 70's and currently I have it fitted with a Gitzo series 3 center column so that I can use my ball head.
Jim - It is interesting is the yellow label saying "New York" as the Davidson Company was/is in Los Angeles. Hopefully someone reading the blog can fill us in on the NY/LA relationship or lack thereof. I am beginning to agree with others that the "StarD" tripods of Davidson were unrelated to the StarD Tiltall, though I am puzzled as to why one would lift the brand "StarD" without some agreement.
Several have used the Gitzo 3 column with their Tiltall. In fact, I have my Tiltall head/column in my Gitzo. Turnabout is said to be fair play.