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#1 Timothy Hamilton

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:33 PM

Hi,

Has anyone here ever heard of or used the O'Connor Model C fluid head? It's definitely an antique, but I think it's along the same line as the Model 30, or the 50d, but for smaller cameras. I'm sure it can't compare to the modern O'Connors(or can it?), but I imagine it would be better than a cheap Manfrotto. I'm trying to put together some decent kit for an extremely cash-strapped independent film project, and all signs seem to point towards going retro. If anyone with any knowledge of this head could chime in, I would be eternally grateful.

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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:02 PM

Nothing wrong with "pre-owned" equipment as long as it does the job. If nothing is missing from the head and it tilts and pans smooth, go for it. Did you contact O'Connor to see if they have any information or still support this head?
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#3 Timothy Hamilton

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:15 PM

Yes, I just emailed O'Connor today asking about the specs, but have not received an answer just yet. If I do, I'll be sure to post the details. The only Model C's I've seen have been online, and I'm a long way from a decent film equipment store anyway, so I'm just going to have a little faith in this case. Thanks for the response.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

hi,
i have a beautiful conner model c fluid head. i would consider selling it but i would have to find something else.
neil gluskin
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#5 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

Yes, I just emailed O'Connor today asking about the specs, but have not received an answer just yet. ....


I think Transylvania Film & TV services the old O'Connor models.
http://www.transfilm.com/

Worth searching the web for people interested in old O'Connor also.
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