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01-09-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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Linhof tripods

I've read in several sites old Linhof tripods are amazing on a low budget. Do you have experiences with them?
I found one for $18 but i'm afraid of it, a vintage piece, it has plastic parts. Doesn't old plastic weaken?

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QuoteOriginally posted by angevoi Quote
I've read in several sites old Linhof tripods are amazing on a low budget. Do you have experiences with them?
I found one for $18 but i'm afraid of it, a vintage piece, it has plastic parts. Doesn't old plastic weaken?
I would be wary
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Linhof used to be a very respected name in photography and made excellent products. I'm not that familiar with their tripods, though. Which pieces are plastic? If it's handles or knobs, I wouldn't be too concerned about it for under $20.
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As I recall, Linhof was heavy duty stuff. If the knobs are plastic, they might be bakelite, and that stuff is pretty stout.

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I have had several Linhofs over time and still use one for video. They might have plastic parts, but I have never seen a broken one. Old Linhofs tend to be cheap and much better, than anything new costing two or three times as much.

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Linhof cameras were all medium to large format cameras back in the film days. That was very much professional gear. So I would expect a Linhof tripod from that era to be just as robust.
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QuoteOriginally posted by angevoi Quote
I've read in several sites old Linhof tripods are amazing on a low budget. Do you have experiences with them?
I found one for $18 but i'm afraid of it, a vintage piece, it has plastic parts. Doesn't old plastic weaken?
I have since many years used Linhof Tripods and they are good. I have had many and now have 3 Combi Profil 3exd.legs "SPCD" and 2 SSRD Rohr Studio Stativ. I have bought some at Ebay used, and also Pan heads. You buy best from Germany as there are less fooling situations connected to a good trading culture.

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