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09-09-2007, 11:12 PM
My uncle frequents auctions, and picked up this equipment. What is it?

I'm pretty sure this is a tripod without head. Is that right? The bolt is the right size to screw into my tripod mount, but the top will only tilt forward and back.

Tripod, with pic of top at lower right.
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The rest is in this nice duffel bag. Notice mini tripod, at least I know what that is ;)


In the bag are two of these. Are they light stands? Again, pic of top at lower right.

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Also in the bag are four of these sticks. Close-up of top on right.

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Also in the bag was this umbrella, which really makes me think this is lighting equipment. It is the only item with a brand name: Westcott.


Any help is greatly appreciated!

09-10-2007, 06:52 AM
It looks like a portable lighting system. You just add flashes and bounce the light off the umbrellas which are mounted on the stands. The tripods hold the flash and umbrella not a camera.

D Thompson
09-10-2007, 10:05 AM
The stuff in the bag, the 2 stands and 4 sticks, is a background stand. The poles should fit together and have a hole in each end that will fit the stands. You can hang a backdrop on it.

09-10-2007, 04:53 PM
Oh! So what I thought was a tripod is a light stand, and what I thought was a light stand is a background holder. Thanks!

09-10-2007, 06:03 PM
It looks like it could be an early version of the Scrim Jim by Westcott. But its definately a portable lighting system using your flash units.