Vintage Tripod Brand PENTACON Camera Co. PENTACON Camera Tripod Made in GDR Germany

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This is a PENTACON Camera Tripod - with little photo-head
Made in Germany - GDR
The tripod is adjustable from 47 cm to 140 cm with the photo head
Weight: 1,828 kg
Tripod is very moveable
Very good full working condition, tested.

It has been sitting in my closet for 25 years.

Description from website Pentaconsix:
Without the leg extenders, at minimum extension you have a lovely table-top tripod
that is 32.3 cm / 12¾" high.
There is a rising centre column that increases this height to 45 cm / 17¾".
In the picture, the centre column is here seen partially raised.
Extending the legs on this “mini tripod” and raising the centre column to its maximum height, you reach a height of 60.5 cm / 23¾"
But if you examine the bottom of the legs carefully, you see a knurled ring just above the rubber feet. Does this take the rubber off and reveal spikes? No. It extends the legs even further:
With only the small legs, the tripod now reaches a height of 76.7 cm / 30¼".
However, it is with the leg extenders that this “mini tripod” becomes a full tripod. Unscrew the three legs, screw the extenders in their place, and screw the original legs on the end of the extenders and you have a tripod that has a minimum height of 64 cm / 25¼", with the legs fully collapsed and the centre column down.
The leg extenders do themselves extend (only once, as far as I can see!). With the leg extenders extended, and the original legs extended just once, the tripod reaches a height of 1m 19.5 cm / 47", with the centre column raised.
When the original legs are extended a second time and the column is raised,
the tripod reaches a height of 1m 36cm / 53½".
In this position you can copy documents and photograph other two- and three-dimensional items, even if you don’t have a copying stand. Getting down to work.
The tripod head. This can be rotated horizontally, raised and lowered. That’s all. There is no ball head, no tilt and pan levers, no complicated multi-locking; just one lockable bolt. However, in practice, this provides virtually all the flexibility that one could want with a 6×6 camera.
How does one shoot vertical shots with a 35mm camera, using this tripod?
Raise the centre column, at least a little, swing the head over so that the mounting surface is vertical. Turn the camera into vertical orientation and attach it to the tripod head. It needs to be attached tightly, or the front of the camera may sag, especially with a long lens. You will probably then need to turn the centre column (or the whole tripod), so that you are back pointing where you were before.
Switching between horizontal and vertical is fiddly, but it works. All such problems are of course avoided when using a 6×6 camera like the Pentacon Six!

Any questions please email me!

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