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digitaldave
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Loc: Stevenage, UK
Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro?
      #3727630 - 04/06/10 03:37 AM

I'd like to get a set of the Hands On Optics wooden legs for the Vixen Porta Pro. I live in the UK, so ordering from Hands On Optics won't really be an option as I guess shipping costs would be huge. Does anyone know if there's a source in the UK for them, or another suitable alternative that's easily available in the UK?

Thanks,

Dave.


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Manny Myles
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Re: Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro? new [Re: digitaldave]
      #3732665 - 04/08/10 01:52 PM

I have been in a cave with a stone rolled in front of it for a while, what is a Porta Pro?
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mattyfatz
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro? new [Re: Manny Myles]
      #3736596 - 04/10/10 11:59 AM

Is there a new Vixen Porta? Maybe an HD version? oooooh.

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digitaldave
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: Stevenage, UK
Re: Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro? new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3736917 - 04/10/10 03:38 PM

lol, my mistake, sorry for the confusion . I meant the Vixen Porta, I have the older version, not the version II as seen here.

So, any idea if there's someone on the right hand side of the pond that sells suitable good quality wooden legs for the Vixen Porta mount?

Thanks,

Dave.


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mattyfatz
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Re: Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro? new [Re: digitaldave]
      #3737824 - 04/11/10 03:45 AM

Wooden Legs

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digitaldave
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: Stevenage, UK
Re: Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro? new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3738608 - 04/11/10 03:13 PM

Yep, those are exactly the ones I've been looking at. I just need to find someone that sells them in the UK. I guess that even if Hands On Optics ship to the UK, the price would be too high once taxes had been paid .

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Terrance
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Reged: 08/11/04

Loc: Near Portland Or.
Re: Wooden Legs for Vixen Porta Pro? new [Re: digitaldave]
      #3739382 - 04/11/10 10:30 PM

I tried a $80-90 wooden leg set from Hands-On on an original porta mount and did not notice much difference, in stability or vibrations and so took them off. Most other people say they have noticed a difference but I did not.

I recently put a PortaMount II head on a CG-5 tripod that I had, and that did make it a lot more stable. (The CG-5 tripod has a removable azimuth post that would otherwise prevent the Porta head from going on.) The original Porta Mount was not designed to be placed on another tripod, so people who want more stability for the original model have tended to change just the legs. The Porta Mount II is almost identical to the original except that it is also designed so you can easily remove the entire head and put it on a large number of tripods.


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