Half Hitch Mark II or Takahashi TG-LM Lapides Alt
Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:41 AM
I just got a NP 101 and am looking for a mount for it.
I found a used Berlebach UNI 24 Tripod that I find really sweet!
Of all the mounts that I have looked at I was most impressed with the Takahashi TG-LM Lapides Alt and the Half Hitch. But the new Half Hitch is beyond my budget.
So yesterday I came accross an opportunity to get an older model Hafh Hitch. It is a Mark II and includes a binocular/PST bracket.
If I want the Sky Commander it will be $1,395, otherwise it will be $995 without. Not sure I really need the Sky Commander so I may opt without it. But for an extra $400 it might be worth it???
The TG-LM is $528.
I have already spent so much with the scope and tripod that I feel like I should go with the TG-LM as it looks to be a nice mount.
But I also feel that this might be a good opportunity to own a Half Hitch. Not sure that this price is any less than original cost or what they are selling for used?
Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:53 AM
Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:18 PM
I have always found that the most frequent buyer's remorse was not spending a little extra to get what you really want as opposed to overspending and wishing you had not. $450 into the cost of an NP-101 + Uni24 is only a little more relatively.
Just my 2 cents. Love the Half Hitch II. If you get one you will never fell like you could have done better.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:52 PM
Charles said my post brought attention to the Mark II availability. Sold!!!
Note that I did tell him I was opting for the Teegul.
I have just blew way beyond my budget. Maybe later I will go for the Mark III.