Peter Lisand light duty studio pedestal with Ultra 250 fluid head and 2 Peter Lisand heavy duty studio pedestals

Peter Lisand Studio Pedestals Rediscovered

As we continue our trek through the forest of tripods, we rediscovered these Peter Lisand studio pedestals and were once again impressed with the engineering that went into designing and building them. A few years back we bought out the remaining inventory of the Peter Lisand Machine Corporation from the daughter of the founder, and these lovely items have somehow remained in our collection. These rugged, lightweight designs are an excellent alternative to the expensive, bulky video camera pedestals that dominated the market in the 1980s. We have 2 different models available: First, a heavy duty version rated at 50 lbs with a 100mm bowl top adjustable high hat, 3 foldable legs with heavy duty locking casters, a height adjustable center column, and a convenient built-in steering ring. And second, a lighter duty model rated at 25 lbs with a 75mm bowl top adjustable high hat, 3 foldable legs with locking casters, a pneumatically charged height adjustable center column, and a built-in steering ring. We have paired the lightweight pedestal with the excellent Lisand Ultra 250 fluid head. The Peter Lisand Machine Corporation was established in 1946 by Peter Guasti, and originally made precision machined parts for numerous industries. In the late 1960s/early 1970s they began manufacturing camera support systems, including tripods, dollies, pan/tilt heads, body braces, and many other camera accessories. The Lisand equipment was well known for reliability, quality, and thoughtful designs that benefited the working cameraman.