MCT - Tripod and Ball Mount suitable?
Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:10 AM
Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:39 PM
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:00 PM
If you prefer to use photo equipment, then I consider a Manfrotto 405 gear head to be quite suitable though nowadays it is very costly. The picture below shows a C8 (12.5 lb) on a Manfrotto gear head and a Gitzo 1415 photo tripod.
K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:38 PM
This has worked well for me a couples sizes down but perhaps at a similar weight ratio: 80mm spotter, pretty small ballhead. For smoother altitude motion I wrapped the stalk with plumber's teflon tape.
(Pentax PF-80EDA, small ballhead, Hakuba CF tripod 6lb total)
Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:08 PM
Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:16 PM