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M13 Observer
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: Nick Black]
      #4638813 - 06/14/11 02:56 PM Attachment (49 downloads)

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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.


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Nick Black
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: M13 Observer]
      #4638841 - 06/14/11 03:20 PM

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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.




Ah, now I understand. Thanks for the clarification.
Nick


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jmiele
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: Nick Black]
      #4639031 - 06/14/11 05:35 PM

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. Joe

Edit: Sorry I didn't see 13's response before a wrote that

Edited by jmiele (06/14/11 05:36 PM)


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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: PascalN]
      #4639109 - 06/14/11 06:31 PM

Levelers ordered from Rob Miller. Should get them by beginning of July.

Pascal


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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: jmiele]
      #4639124 - 06/14/11 06:39 PM

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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. Joe

Edit: Sorry I didn't see 13's response before a wrote that




Thanks Joe. I was aware you could adjust the stance, but never really considered using that functionality to adjust for slope. I will now!


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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: Nick Black]
      #4639392 - 06/14/11 09:49 PM

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


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M13 Observer
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: jmiele]
      #4639537 - 06/14/11 11:25 PM

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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




Casters? This is one I haven't heard about. Any pics or further info?


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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: M13 Observer]
      #4639551 - 06/14/11 11:37 PM

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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M13 Observer
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: jmiele]
      #4639607 - 06/15/11 12:39 AM

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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




Aaaaahhh! That makes sense in some ways. I am not sure I would want to stress the legs in compression too much. The design is all about tension provided by vertical loading.


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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: M13 Observer]
      #4639629 - 06/15/11 12:59 AM

That's a good point as well. This design is light and as a result things need to be just so. To me, the levelers should be required on them. I like that the load is forced straight down onto the pivoting foot. Joe

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vman69au
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: jmiele]
      #4657097 - 06/24/11 09:56 PM

Anyone comment with experience how stable these are for a mount like paramount MX or AP900 compared to a portable pier.

Here is a pic of my current pier and trying to decide if i should get something more portable like Robs tripods but dont want to sacrifice stability.



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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: vman69au]
      #4657147 - 06/24/11 10:29 PM

nice rig!

and welcome to CN vman69au!

i really like the lines of MI250's


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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: vman69au]
      #4657297 - 06/25/11 12:31 AM

Very nice. Rob's tripods are GREAT! As stable an the AP Pier IME. I had an 8" AP pier. Also, extremely light. The Med is for the MX I think. Did you get a ship date? I know they were assembling the new hand paddles this week. They look very neat. I'm getting one for the ME. Joe

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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: jmiele]
      #5681237 - 02/15/13 11:36 AM

I know this is an old thread but I'm not sure on where else to ask. I've tried sending an email to Rob Miller a couple times (the only way to contact him on his site) and I haven't received a reply. Is he still doing this work?

Thanks,

Dan


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ASTERON
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Re: Tripod for Paramount MX new [Re: Dan Crowson]
      #5681883 - 02/15/13 04:18 PM

Dan,
Rob Miller is probably trying to establish a new company.
There is another thread in this forum with all the rumors and available info about why he does not respond to any e-mails.
some people claim to have talked to him over the phone and he said he is going to be opening for bussiness by April or May.
Note - these are all second hand information so should be taken with a grain or two of salt.
The facts are that I have been trying to contact him by e-mail for a month now- still no response.

Edited by ASTERON (02/15/13 04:20 PM)


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