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#26 skybsd

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:43 PM

Hi,

I've heard from Rob Miller and will hope to hear back from him on the outstanding questions I had concerning the micro-leveling solution he is developing for his tripods..,

Please post whatever he tells you here. I've also asked for more information on those micro levelers and so far have heard very little back from Rob. I see that the Bisque Bros. are now selling a tripod very similar to Rob's tripod, but at twice the price. You can see a picture of it on their website in the Paramount MX info section. Theirs has a leveler knob on each foot.


Provided Rob says its okay, I'll post what I can - hope you understand.

I know that he's got a lot going on and the tripod development is being pursued alongside other product development efforts.

He did tell me that he expects a leg leveler solution to be finalized "in April", so I'm personally intending to see what it is before committing to buy. I'd loathe to buy now and find out that retro-fitting is complicated once they're released.

I've taken a look at the PMX tripod. I like the fact that someone's with some experience has obviously designed the leg levelers on that one. The adjustment knobs are high enough to turn them whilst still being able to eyeball a bubble or spirit level on the flat top - nice :)

Simple, yet vast improvement over say the Losmandy HD-Tripods where the adjustment is much lower, requiring (at least for me) stooping, adjust, stand up, check level, back down, up, down ..,

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

Well I was going to say, for the fold it up and go--that's one of the reasons why I have a Berlebach. But the topic heading was piers.

I've never used my ap900 on my Berlebach though.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:45 AM

Hi Greg,
I did call Berlebach this week to ask them about it - they recommended a Sky..,

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