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Old Jun 13, 2010, 4:01 PM   #1
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I picked up a used tripod at a garage sale yesterday - $3.00. It seems to be made of aluminium, very sturdy, 3 section legs, and what I like about it is the center post that holds the panhead rotates down to horizontal. It also has a secondary camera plate. It does not have a removable camera plate on the panhead, however, so it must be of an older vintage. The only identification I can find on it is "Made in Japan". I am posting some pictures of it, maybe someone can identify the maker?

I did not extend the legs fully in the photos.













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Old Jun 13, 2010, 6:24 PM   #2
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Thanks to Goldwinger here on the Pentax dSLR group it has been identified as a Velbon VS-3.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 5:37 PM   #3
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Better late than never - I have the identical tripod which I just dug out of a cabinet while searching for another tripod - it is marked Goldcrest on the head, and 993LS around the crank. If Goldcrest was just an importer/marketer, these may have been sold under more than one name.
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Holy Tamoley...!

Can't beat that for 3 bucks...!

Why don't I ever find these kind of deals...?
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