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#1 Jarno

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Hi all,

I'm considering buying a used Giro II for use on my Astrotrac but I can't find any info on what thread the Giro II base has. The newer Giro III and Ercole models all have both M10 and 3/8" thread but I can't find anything about the Giro II. Since the Astrotrac requires 3/8" it would be a shame to buy the Giro II only to find out I can't connect the two, does anyone know what thread the Giro II has?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

No idea, my Giro III is 10mm for Vixen GP type tripods. 3/8-NC is a thread used by large format film cameras and their tripods, which may explain why they offered it.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

My Giro II has 3/8" the same as large photo tripods.
It was avalible in differant threads.

#4 Jarno

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

OK so if I understand you correctly, when Tele-Optic says "Thread M10 and 3/8" they actually mean "either M10 or 3/8"? That's a bummer. :(






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