Beseler CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand

Beseler CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand

Beseler CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand

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Beseler CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand

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The Beseler CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand has an updated counterbalance and is suitable for cameras and digital backs weighing up to 16 lb. The enhanced CS Digital/Photo Video Copy Stand emulates the rigid twin E-channel centerbraced column so popular in the 45V-XL enlarger chassis design. A rack and pinion elevation system positions your still, digital or video camera where it can be easily locked into position. Three axis, lateral adjustments and alignments are easily made using the camera platform bracket. The 44" tall column is securely mounted to a 22 x 28" (559 x 711 mm) baseboard. Maximum recommended copy is 20 x 20" (508 x 508 mm).

NOTE: This item contains a column and baseboard. It DOES NOT include any lights.

Heavy duty copy stand for multiple applications including photo, video and digital use
Rack and pinion elevation system
Three axis, lateral adjustments
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Beseler CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand
  • Center Column
  • Baseboard (22 x 28")
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Format 35mm, photo, video and digital cameras up to 16 lbs.
    Minimum Elevation Not available
    Maximum Elevation 44" (1118 mm)
    Baseboard Size 22 x 28" (559 x 711 mm)
    Reversible Column No
    Geared/Motorized Column Counterbalanced rise and fall with lock-up set knob
    Wall/Table Mountable Free-standing table model
    Levelling Control Three axis, lateral adjustments and alignments possible
    Type/Number of Lights This item does not come with any lights
    Voltage No outlets on copy stand; Voltage only required for lights
    Dimensions 22 x 28" (559 x 711 mm); Column height: 44" (1118 mm)
    Weight 51 lb (21,133 g) Shipping weight
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    Package Weight 50.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.5 x 23.0 x 9.5"
    CS Digital/Photo-Video Copy Stand is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good column, ok base board The column and camera attachment mechanism are excellent and can support up to 15 lbs or so. The head can be locked in place at any position on the column. The camera position can be adjusted relative to the column, easily and securely. I have a Kaiser and used 2 other types of copy stands. The Beseler column is the best I have worked with. The baseboard design, however, is not great. The baseboard is constructed of a particle board center with plastic laminate over most surfaces and a metal plate on top. The column attaches to the board is through 5 predrilled holes. When you flip the board over and examine the predrilled holes from the bottom, the particle board is exposed. When you tighten the bolts/nuts that hold the column to the board, the particle board material compresses. I could not get the column completely locked down due to damage to the particle board - there was unacceptable movement in the column. The fix was easy - I found two pieces of thin aluminum plate. I drilled holes to match those of the board/column and placed 1 plate on top directly under the column and the other plate on the bottom under the board. With longer bolts and better nuts the column is now securely locked down and will not move. Is going through this modification worth it? For me, I needed to support 12-14 lbs of camera gear on the column, and the Beseler column is excellent. So for me it was worth it. If you only need to support 9 or fewer pounds, the Kaiser (R1) might be a better choice but costs a bit more. I normally purchase the best product or the product that best meets my needs, no matter it is manufactured. We live in a truly global world and American protectionist business practices (Made in the USA) are way out of date. For the most part regarding copy stands, German engineering wins (Kaiser). However, my needs regarding support and the column outweighed the inferior design of the baseboard and so I purchased the beseler and changed the design.
    Date published: 2016-07-25
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