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#1 Eric Stenzel

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:44 AM

I was wondering if anyone wouldn't mind telling me what this thing is exactly and what it's used for. I took some pictures, it seems to be in pretty good shape. Also if it's worth anything. Thanks
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

It's a tripod pan head. You put it on top of a tripod and put the camera on top of it to pan the camera. It's heavier duty and was designed for 35mm cameras. It's a good head, IMHO, if it's been well kept.
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#3 Tom Jensen

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:59 AM

It's probably in the best shape I have ever seen an O'Connor 100. Is it attached to that wood thing. Not exactly sure what it is worth but you should get top dollar for it if it functions properly.
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#4 Eric Stenzel

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:17 AM

It's bolted to the metal thing. Are any of those knobs bad to play with? I want to make sure it works properly before I try to sell it, I have no use for it.
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#5 Dave Thompson

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:12 AM

Eric-

I would like to make an offer for the Oconner 100. I have been looking for one. Please contact me!!!!

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#6 Steve Switaj

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:22 AM

It's bolted to the metal thing. Are any of those knobs bad to play with? I want to make sure it works properly before I try to sell it, I have no use for it.


It's upside down.

There's a stainless knob fastened with safety wire.

Under normal circumstances, that knob locks down the release plate, to which the camera is (eventually) mounted..

In all likelihood, the release plate is screwed to the wooden thing with hidden screws.

Snip the safety wire, loosen the knob, and hopefully, the release plate will... well... release, freeing your head.
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#7 Eric Stenzel

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:02 AM

It's upside down.

There's a stainless knob fastened with safety wire.

Under normal circumstances, that knob locks down the release plate, to which the camera is (eventually) mounted..

In all likelihood, the release plate is screwed to the wooden thing with hidden screws.

Snip the safety wire, loosen the knob, and hopefully, the release plate will... well... release, freeing your head.


Thank you for your help. I am going to try that tonight when I get home.
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#8 Hal Smith

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:18 AM

O'Connor still supports the 100. Here's a link to a drawing on their website. If you email them, they might even be able to supply a user manual.

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