Berlebach Uni 8 Capacity?
Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:29 PM
I know Rob Miller Tri36L costs not much more and is rated 200+ lb while the Uni 8 is only rated 110 lb. But... the Uni 8 is wood and I assume more resistant to dings. And it collapses down to 2' long.
Any Berlebach Units users can comment? I don't want to spend a lot on the mount and end up with a shaky tripod...
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:11 PM
So it is bulky, and at that point the Rob Miller Tri36L (which also has non-collapsible legs) becomes a more attractive alternative.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:22 PM
just my 2 c (uhh elephants)
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:33 PM
I do have Uni 15 and Planet. There is no comparison. Uni series is suitable for small refractors and mounts.
One negative about Uni series is, the stance is not wide. It is easy to tip the tripod with a 3" refractor on Teegul mount.
Planet has a wider stance and is more suitable for Medium duty GEMs like Mach1 GTO.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:22 PM
I really think there is no better dempening material than wood...
But again: I am a bit biased.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:20 PM
They may not sell them anymore, but it might be available on the used market.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:51 PM
Best, Linda B.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:13 AM
The Lapides spreader was $650 new, and add to the price of the Baader tripod, used examples still command $800 to $1000. There is one right now on the other site for $1000.
Given that a Rob Miller Tri36L is only $600 without the levelers (which the Berlebachs and Baader don't have anyway)... the AP/Lapides tripod is not good bang for the buck unless you really like wood.