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    Question Commercial camera support on wheels?

    I never knew the name of the big camera support that has wheels, commonly used in commercial photography. Is it called power stand or something?

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    Default Re: Commercial camera support on wheels?

    FOBA stands.

    Made in Switzerland, super-capable, super sturdy and will last many life-times.

    http://www.sinarbron.com/foba/stands/stands.php

    If it's for cinematographic cams, I think they're called Dollies.
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    Default Re: Commercial camera support on wheels?

    Yup, those are known as Dollies.
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    I think the TS is thinking of studio camera stands rather than dollies, if its for photography... other brands besides FOBA do produce them, although many people do refer to them as FOBA stands...

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    Default Re: Commercial camera support on wheels?

    studio camera stand or studio stand, for you to use with medium or large format cameras.
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    Default Re: Commercial camera support on wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    studio camera stand or studio stand, for you to use with medium or large format cameras.
    and the polariod camera... hehe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    I think the TS is thinking of studio camera stands rather than dollies, if its for photography... other brands besides FOBA do produce them, although many people do refer to them as FOBA stands...
    Yeah, we know the former.

    Brand penetration and recognition at it's best. FOBA has been so linked with high quality studio stands that most folks just refer to studio stands as 'FOBAs'. Much like in the Phillippines, when film was popular, folks there did not say, "Take a picture of me/for me", but rather, "Can you KODAK me?". Similarly, so many here, without thought say "Scotch Tape", when in fact they mean 'cellotape', or specifically, Scotch BRAND cellotape.

    Nuff OT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    FOBA stands.

    Made in Switzerland, super-capable, super sturdy and will last many life-times.

    http://www.sinarbron.com/foba/stands/stands.php



    If it's for cinematographic cams, I think they're called Dollies.

    YEah that is the one! So it is called camera stand? Some other brands that I came across is IFF Firenze (italy) and there is also another one called QiBao (China).

    How much do they usually run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by triotary View Post
    YEah that is the one! So it is called camera stand? Some other brands that I came across is IFF Firenze (italy) and there is also another one called QiBao (China).

    How much do they usually run?
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    Default Re: Commercial camera support on wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by triotary View Post
    YEah that is the one! So it is called camera stand? Some other brands that I came across is IFF Firenze (italy) and there is also another one called QiBao (China).

    How much do they usually run?
    I believe IFF is now owned by Manfrotto... check them out here... or call Cathay Photo, their distro in Singapore... who also handle Foba as well...

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