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CounterWeight
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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5850543 - 05/09/13 05:49 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Well it's here and thought I'd update - what a beautiful tripod it is! And sturdy!

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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5850545 - 05/09/13 05:50 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

a detail of the spreader where it attaches to leg

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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5850546 - 05/09/13 05:52 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

and here are the metal feet, I bought the rubber ones and have replace them for now, but these clearly mean business!

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CounterWeight
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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5850547 - 05/09/13 05:53 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

A top view showing the A-P mount adaptor

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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5850548 - 05/09/13 05:54 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

ready to rock-

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JMW
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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5850590 - 05/09/13 06:16 PM

I took my spikes of and put on rubber feet. I can bring the tripod inside and not worry about the floor. I can also use a padded Orion case and not worry about the feet poking a hole in the bag. I think the whole mass of these large legs adds to the stability of the whole rig. I have no fears of my refractor being top heavy on the Planet.

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mark8888
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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: JMW]
      #5852147 - 05/10/13 02:36 PM

nice pics!! sure is a nice tripod, and yeah, very solid.

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Re: Talk about your Planet tripod... new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5853563 - 05/11/13 10:58 AM

Nice!

Just remember to keep the leg locks extra tight as they have a tendency to slip down if knobs are only moderately tight, especially with single leg locks.


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