Mounting a DM-6 to a Berlebach planet
Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:52 AM
Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:02 AM
So whether you need an adapter or not depends on how your Planet is configured.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:21 PM
My Planet came from Berlebach directly and had a captive 3/8 threaded post with hand knob.
If you have the Disc Mount 8" extension, attach that first to the tripod, then the DM-6 head for an easier go of it. Otherwise, just plop the DM-6 head on top of the Planet, on center. Captive bolt threads right on.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:52 PM
Congratulations. You will love the Planet.
If you ordered the Planet with the flat top (listed as DM6) , as mentioned above, it's easy as plunking the mount on the tripod and fastening the captive 3/8 bolt. Did you get the extension? There is no gripping material on the top of the Planet nor on the base of the DM6. Highly recommended to have something between the two pieces so it will not turn and will also aid in damping. You can purchase it from Tom (DM6 creator) or use a gasket material from auto parts store. Perfect stuff is the cork/rubber composite. Works great. Also, not a bad idea to put just a small bit of grease on the bolt threads. It helps to pull tightly without damaging the threads.
Anyway, let us know when you get it and of course pictures are always fun to see. Have fun.
Best, Linda B.