the little googleing i did suggested the RTS model of this tripod was from the 70's. Comparing what i saw, and considering they probably added the RTS designation later, i'd think this one was older.
Any guesses on the age of this beast?
YARDBURNER wrote in post #16245285
Send your pics and questions to Tiffen.
They have the Davis and Sanford license.
You might be able to use the quick change screw system
Thanks, another piece of the puzzle. The head on this unit uses the Quick Change screw, but it's at the very top of the head. Until now i didn't know what they called it, heck it wasn't until recently that it dawned on me to back out the screw that holds in the Quick Change part so i could release my camera from the tripod.
Also glad to know Tiffen is distributing/mfg the brand name if nothing else.
Jon wrote in post #16245373
Looks like a reflector for a flash-bulb from what little I can see. If you can find an electrical socket and incandescent or fluorescent bulb that fit the opening, you can use it as a "hot light" reflector. Post a couple of more photos of it and we'll see if I was right in my guess.
it is indeed a reflector for a flash bulb, that question was kind of tongue in cheek (see my sig line )
I also have a few "press cameras", backs and i might even have the battery pack that held and fired the flash!! Even the best looking lens i have is in pretty rough shape.
PSA: The above post may contain sarcasm, reply at your own risk | Not in gear database: Auto Sears 50mm 2.0 / 3x CL-360, Nikon SB-28, SunPak auto 322 D, Minolta 20