Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
I use a camera tripod (that I had) with my 25x100 Appogee binos. It does work and is good as a small light weight travel set (since my family won't always let me take my large dob). However there is some shake, which got worse by adding orion's precision fine tuner (but the fine tuner made objects easier to center and eliminated the course overshoot). Needless to say, you get what you pay for.
Quote:Wow, $300 for that Garrett tripod. As a newbie it's going to take awhile to wrap my head around the idea that the mount costs as much as the optics. This alone may bring me back to the idea of 20x80s.Would I be better off with this $225 Orion parallelogram setup? Having never used any of these big tripods with fancy heads it's impossible for me to know, but it *looks* like a pretty hot setup to me:http://tinyurl.com/cu8m9ao
Quote:did you mean the Orion Precision Slow Motion Adapter?I've had one for over 10 years. I used it for 10x50s and 12x50 and occasionally LW15x70s.I'd put the load capacity of that at about 4-5# max., preferably 3-4#.
16" Teeter Custom f/4.5 #112; 8" Celestar SCT f/10; 4.25" Edmund DSC f/10 Newtonian; Bushnell 10x50's; Barska 25x100's; Denkmeier Power Switch diagonal; H-Beta 1.25" & O-III filters 1.25" and 2". ES 82* 30mm, 14mm; ES 100* 9mm; UWAN 82* 7mm