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Leitz Table Tripod TOOUG c1950

Toronto. Leitz sold many tripod adaptors and steadying gadgets before the war. The first table top tripod complete with a ball and socket head came out in 1949. The early models were code named TOOUG and had a black crackle enamel finish. Later models had a smooth grey finish and came without a ball and socket head of which different models were offered.

The tiny tripod and a head were terrific for steadying the camera. I used a large ball and socket head on a newer model tripod to steady my M4 to my chest. I also used it on sofa backs, fences, trees, etc not just tables.

A wonderful and versatile little gadget in the days when ISO 400 was considered super fast.

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