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Item recovered from a local school, semi-tested and sold AS IS. This auction is for a Decent QuickSet Heavy Duty Tripod Model 4-74810-9 w/4-72011-6 Head. I am not real familiar with tripods, but did take a photography class in college and am a little familiar with them. I was kind of excited to take pictures of the item, so still has some dust all over it, but will clean up nicely. There might be a couple minor spots with a few minor cosmetic blemishes, but not too distracting. I am not sure, but this might even be close to a vintage model, but like I said, not sure. There is a school sticker on the top of one of the tripod legs, and I believe the date might be 1980? That's why I say it might be vintage. Where do I begin? There are three still pretty nice lockable wheels on the three legs, and they all roll nicely and all lock in place if you need no movement. Up on one of the tripods inner brace, there is a lockable turn knob that will lock the legs down once they are in position. You don't have to retract the legs all the way out, but can lock them at whatever extension you want. That works fine.Up towards the base of the head there is a COLUMN LOCK turn knob. This is locked into place once the column is cranked up as high as you want it, so it won't move once set. That works fine. When the COLUMN LOCK turn knob is loosened sufficiently, you can use the column turn crank at the base of the head to raise the column as high as you want. I cranked it up as high as I could, and it was probably at least 5 feet high, but don't quote me on that. It was very close to my chin area. Column crank works just fine. Just above the column crank is a PAN LOCK turn knob. When loosened, you can pan the tripod head in a 360 degree circle and lock it down to whatever pan you want by tightening the PAN LOCK dial. The knob works great, but the actual plastic knob has a crack in it. Still works fine. Above the pan lock, there is a TILT LOCK turn knob. This allows you to tilt the camera at a downward or upward angle for your shot. Once the head is in the extreme positions you want it, just tighten the knob and it will lock the tilt in place. There are springs in the head which make it a little harder to move at the extremes (up, down), but they are there for a purpose. The tilt lock works fine. On the head, there is a long guide handle that you grab onto to spin or tilt the head with. It is secured by an aluminum four pointed star knob. It looks like you can take the guide handle off and switch it around so a left hander can use it also. This works just fine. At the head, where the camera sits, there is a cork base, which is there but a little worn. Below this cork platform, the screw that holds the camera down is underneath it. It is adjustable and has two knobs - one the plastic knob to turn into the bottom of the camera, and a larger aluminum knob to adjust how much of the threaded camera mounting screw goes into the camera. It works just fine too. I did mount a camera on top of it just for display, but looks funny because it is a Sony Mavica camera! I have checked this tripod out about as good as I know how, so there you have it. If you need anything else you want be to do to test it out, let me know. This is a nice heavy duty tripod that still has a lot of life left in it. Thanks for your time.
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