tripod for dm4
Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:08 PM
I will be primarily using it for a TV85, once in a while at 200x but most nights at 150x or so. I have heavy, 2" eyepieces but no binoviewer.
I would like it stable but lightweight as possible (I know, there is a tradeoff). If possible, I would like an adjustible center column as that seems very handy. Sliding legs is a no compromise requirement, thats why I dont like the tripod that Discmounts sells. Manfrotto or Berlebach tripods are rated high, but which one of their models should I be focusing on. I would want the tripod to weigh <9-10LBS at a MAXIMUM, hopefully less.
Oh, and one last thing - Where is a place to purchase where they would be familar with what I'm trying to do?
Thanks alot, it has been somewhat frustrating to find this out, any help is appreciated.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:43 PM
15mm,20mm,32mm TV plossls
24mm & 27mm Panoptics
Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:26 PM
Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:29 AM
Maximum Height 133 cm
Leg Sections 3
Minimum Height 16 cm
Weight 2.7 kg
Center Column No center column
Closed Length 63 cm
Load Capacity 25 kg
Solid & light (& expensive)
Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:23 AM
Light-metal mounting head with geared centre column and circular bubble. Centre column length is 50 cm (39 cm adjustment range). Helical gearing on the centre column acts as an automatic column brake. Mounting plate diameter is 77 mm. With leg spread stops at 20°, 35°, 55° and 80°. The maximum height given below are that at an 20° leg spread and with the centre column fully extended.
- Weight: 7,10 kg = 15,65 lb.
- Transportation length: 97 cm = 38 inch
- Minimum height: 53 cm = 21 inch
- Maximum height: 179 cm = 70 inch
- Load capacity: 20,00 kg = 44,09 lb.
- Vibration damping: extremely good
I don't know how it compares to the Gitzo. Here's a picture of my setup -
Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:39 AM
I use mine with a 503 HDV and DSV-1 for mounting scopes and binoculars.
I think Garrett Optical sells a series 5000 tripod which is similar to the 028.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:20 AM
Bill, (nice scopes by the way, Bill and Jeff!) it looks like the base of the mounting head on the column attaches directly to the base of the DM4, with its 3/8"-16 opening.
I'm looking at their website to see if they have alittle smaller/lighter version of the "UNI19C". My scopes are a TV85(new) and a 4" Vixen that I will be using, although my new scope will be used much more, I think.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:24 AM
Berlebach has excellent customer service. They are good with email also.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:49 PM