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Quote:I chose the TRI36M red anodized tripod from Rob Miller. A beautiful, amazingly stable, and very light tripod. Now - for the MX to arrive.Pascal
Quote:The base plate in dovetailed on with 6 set screws. It's greased and yes does rotate 360.. Joe
Quote:Can it be rotated while doing the polar alignment?
Quote:It can be rotated at any time by first loosening six Allen head set screws. You loosen the screws with an Allen wrench, rotate the plate, then tighten them back up. The top plate rotates smoothly and easily. The screws are distributed around the circumference. Some can be reached with the short side of the wrench and some require the long side of the wrench. Therefore some can be torqued more than others. Probably not a good idea to loosen the set screws with an unbalanced mount sitting on top of the tripod. So I'd say at least balance the mount first.
Quote:No. I did not get the levelers. They were not yet available when I ordered mine. Rob was still working out the details. I may get them in the future.
Which tripod are you referring to? I picked up a Tri36M from Rob, which is what he recommends for the MX, and the length of the legs is not adjustable.
Quote:Quote:Joe,Which tripod are you referring to? I picked up a Tri36M from Rob, which is what he recommends for the MX, and the length of the legs is not adjustable.Nick Yes, you are correct, the legs are not variable length but they can be ordered at almost any length one might want.The spread of the legs allows the height to be adjusted by over four inches on the 36 inch leg length model. The variable spread of the legs allows the tripod to be leveled over about a 5 inch change in slope. The leg levelers pictured allow a further one inch of adjustment per leg.
Quote:Joe,Which tripod are you referring to? I picked up a Tri36M from Rob, which is what he recommends for the MX, and the length of the legs is not adjustable.Nick
Quote:You can move the legs in and out by loosening the screw and pulling up on the gold knob. I'm referring to the black spreaders between the tray and the legs. Moving a leg out in essence raises it. JoeEdit: Sorry I didn't see 13's response before a wrote that
Quote:Nick,You get about 4 inches of adjustment. The levelers add another inch. You will love it!PascalN, Good deal they are most defiantly worth it. I'm also looking into 10-32 threaded double locking caster as well. Joe
Quote:My project not Robs. I found a source for the double locking caster like used to be an option with the ATS Piers. One locks the wheels from rotating 360, the other stop the wheel from turning. Joe
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