William Optics EZ Touch Questions
Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:56 AM
Can the friction be adjusted in altitude and azimuth?
Can you lock either axis completely?
Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:08 AM
Sorry Mike, I don't know. I have mine on a steel CG-5 tripod and 16" extension which is really solid and versatile.
[/quote]Can the friction be adjusted in altitude and azimuth?[/quote]
Yes, the knobs allow you to vary the friction from "can't tell" to "can't move" and everything in between ... the mount is exceptionally smooth, so much so that most folks don't notice the lack of slow motion controls.
[/quote]Can you lock either axis completely?[/quote]
An absolute lock? No, but when then friction knobs are tightened down you can't move either axis.
Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:22 PM
How tall is the mount with the standard (WO) tripod?
IIRC, 53 inch high up to tripod base, up to center of mount saddle, 61 inch. Maybe +/- one inch
Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:26 PM
It sounds like the mount is tall enough to keep folks from having to crawl on the ground when their refractor is pointed straight up. I'm thinking about moving up to a bigger scope in the coming months, and that might be just the mount for me.
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