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#1 Joseph LeVan

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:38 AM

Hi All,

I have a really old school O'Connor fluid head. It appears unmarked. How can I tell what model it is?

Thanks in advance.

J. P.
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#2 Sean Lambrecht

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:25 PM

O'connor has been vert helpful in the past when I contacted them through their website about older equiptment. They reffered me to Transylvania Video for servicing, you could also try Visual Products (sponsor link should be on the right here). They deal with lots of older heads.
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#3 Hal Smith

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:15 PM

Post a photo, that'll certainly help identify it.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:49 PM

If it's small for 16mm, it's a 50 and if it's big for 35mm, it's a 100. If it works don't mess with it. If it has a rough pan, you need new silicone and maybe a bearing.
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#5 Joseph LeVan

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:08 PM

Thanks for the replies to my topic. The head is certainly on the smaller side but it doesn't correspond with any of the descriptions that I have read. I am posting some pics of it and will be looking forward to the replies. I would like to now the general year of manufacture if possible. Thanks again for the replies...

J. P.

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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:04 PM

Can you get some more shots? other side, front, rear? It almost looks like an older 50D head; much older but still.


Speaking of O'Connor, do they still do rebuilds etc? I have some slight leak on my 50. Nothing major, just certainly in need of an overhaul sometime soon .
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#7 Sean Lambrecht

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:07 AM

That was a year or two ago when I contacted O'Connor, and they weren't servicing or overhauling their older heads anymore. I have a 50 that I believe predates the 50-D, still working great, no leaks. Whatever that head is it certainly is an old one...
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:37 AM

Holy moly, I've never even seen one Armistead's when I worked there. That place was a museum.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:34 AM

I believe that is a model C.
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#10 Hal Smith

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:17 AM

Speaking of O'Connor, do they still do rebuilds etc? I have some slight leak on my 50. Nothing major, just certainly in need of an overhaul sometime soon .


I believe Visual Products has a tech that knows his way around the older O'Connors.
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#11 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:19 AM

Good to know, Thanks Hal. (Consequently I bought it from VP anyway ;) )
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