History, exploded drawings and answers to questions about the classic Marchioni Tiltall and its descendants. With link to replacement parts sales - please read on through the blog posts and take a look at the parts page - an ADDRESS is needed with parts orders! Questions, comments and orders ONLY via order link. ENLARGE all photos with a click!
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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Cigars anyone??- new Tiltall Grandbaby
"dream" post) for a compact carry-on size. Stats: Smaller carbon TC-254 closed: 42cm; extended: 142cm; weight: 1050g; Larger carbon TS-284 closed: 50.5cm; extend: 172cm; weight: 1430g; Smaller Alum TE-254 Closed: 42cm; Extend: 142cm; Weight: 1300g; Larger Alum TE-284 Closed: 50.5cm; Extend: 172cm; Weight: 1640g. Adorama is the first USA dealer - selling the smaller aluminum Tiltall Traveler TE-254 with smaller ball head BH-20 for $130.
Posted by Gary Regester at 2:46 PM
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Learning curve - feet Two
The original Marchioni foot (left) had a descending spike through a fixed rubber tip. The foot in current production follows the opposite design - a fixed spike with a descending rubber tip - a change in design that I believe occurred with the Marchioni brothers before they sold the company to Leitz USA, but a design that certainly exists on the later Uniphot version and the StarD version. If you own a late Marchioni, Leitz or StarD Tiltall, kindly submit a foot jpeg to correct this post and for the edification of your fellow aficionados.
Posted by Gary Regester at 9:34 AM
Learning curve - feet
More notes from the field - The Uniphot (Woodside NY) foot (left) looks like it has very close to the same diameter post as the current production foot (right) and probably had/has a fixed spike/decending rubber (Note: Marchioni had decending spike/fixed rubber - see next post). But the Uniphot definitely has different threads - as per my order page, this is where the "may need a machinist" comes in - the ID of the last section of leg may need to be re-threaded. Or try to force things and/or copious amounts of epoxy for a very permanent solution. Alternatively, watch EBay for a Uniphoto Tiltall and cannibalize the parts as you need them. (If you end up not using the current foot, please return ofcourse without paying.) Photo and question from Jerome Crowder
Posted by Gary Regester at 8:38 AM
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