Vixen Mounts and CG-5 Tripods - Compatible?
Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:43 PM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:20 PM
I believe they are compatible. I have a new GPD2 mount and have recently purchased a tripod hub from an EQ5 which is simalar to a CG-5. I picked up a Vixen pier adapter at the same time. The EQ5 tripod hub is slightly smaller diameter but still acceptable.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:28 PM
And you need to make a hollow metal cylinder that matches the Vixen smaller inner tube. Costed me some 20â‚¬ in a good metal worker.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:57 PM
The real question here is, why would you ever want to use that terrible aluminum abortion that was called a tripod? The only good place for that thing is in the garbage. Do yourself a favor and don't use it.
Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:21 AM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:28 AM
I agree with Al, the old style aluminium legs are not much use unless using a very compact and lightweight OTA. Much better if you have the stainless steel or wooden legs. I am guessing the CG-5 has the same type of design as the EQ5 at the connection to the mount at least.