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Re: Contender to a GP-DX ? new [Re: Emanuele]
      #3231015 - 07/21/09 06:31 PM

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John, me neither: but I was just commenting on the fact that those two mounts are way bigger with higher payload capacity than the GP-DX!




Sure - but that doesn't have to mean they are worth more. I'd rather have an EM-11 than any of them but it has a smaller load capacity than any of these.

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Re: Contender to a GP-DX ? new [Re: Emanuele]
      #3231808 - 07/22/09 05:52 AM

Emanuele, you mention that you will be using a Gitzo but another option for you. If you pick up a Vixen GPDX mount head only, it will bolt right to the newer ASGT tripod that has the 2" steel tube legs. This tripod is heavier (17lbs) than the flimsy extruded plasticky aluminum tripod that came with the GPDX but WELL worth the extra weight in the form of added stability. These can be had for around $125 if you shop around the Mart. So, if you dont mind having a green mount and a black tripod, that would be the ticket

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vegasMike
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Re: Contender to a GP-DX ? new [Re: vegasMike]
      #3232221 - 07/22/09 12:12 PM

check it out, just posted.

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=637648

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Re: Contender to a GP-DX ? [Re: vegasMike]
      #3232285 - 07/22/09 12:57 PM

Thanks Mike,
but that does not have the SS2K accessory!

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