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#1 Andy Thomas

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:43 PM

I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me what the "tilt/pan head" that Kubrick is using in this picture is called. It can be the exact model name or industry slang etc I just have no idea what these manual tilt/pan heads are called. Thank You!!

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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:48 PM

It's a gear head.
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:00 PM

Still used today. I have one :wub: (Geared Head that is.. not that exact model per se)
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

Thanks a bunch guys!
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me what the "tilt/pan head" that Kubrick is using in this picture is called. It can be the exact model name or industry slang etc I just have no idea what these manual tilt/pan heads are called. Thank You!!

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It looks like a very old Moy head. I mean "says." Isn't it English and didn't Joe Dunton buy the company?
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#6 John Sprung

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:15 PM

Definitely a gear head, definitely not a Worrall. The pan wheel looks too big, because the still was shot with a wide angle. In reality, they're almost always the same size.




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#7 Lester Dunton

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:01 AM

It is a Moy 16 inch head, converted by Samulson's to a two speed Samcine. There were a range made 10 inch, 16 inch and a 22 inch, for the blimped Technicolour cameras.... We still have spare parts!, not to mention possibly the head in the picture.
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#8 Hal Smith

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:42 PM

It is a Moy 16 inch head.... We still have spare parts!........


Which is why I love the Brits...Nothing usable is obsolescent.
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