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Jarno
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Giro II tripod thread
      #5452093 - 10/02/12 02:50 PM

Hi all,

I'm considering buying a used Giro II for use on my Astrotrac but I can't find any info on what thread the Giro II base has. The newer Giro III and Ercole models all have both M10 and 3/8" thread but I can't find anything about the Giro II. Since the Astrotrac requires 3/8" it would be a shame to buy the Giro II only to find out I can't connect the two, does anyone know what thread the Giro II has?

Jarno


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Geo.
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Re: Giro II tripod thread new [Re: Jarno]
      #5452286 - 10/02/12 05:05 PM

No idea, my Giro III is 10mm for Vixen GP type tripods. 3/8-NC is a thread used by large format film cameras and their tripods, which may explain why they offered it.

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Mike Foreman
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Re: Giro II tripod thread new [Re: Geo.]
      #5452776 - 10/02/12 10:23 PM

My Giro II has 3/8" the same as large photo tripods.
It was avalible in differant threads.


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Jarno
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Re: Giro II tripod thread new [Re: Mike Foreman]
      #5453543 - 10/03/12 01:31 PM

OK so if I understand you correctly, when Tele-Optic says "Thread M10 and 3/8" they actually mean "either M10 or 3/8"? That's a bummer.

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