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jps101574
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What mount is this?
      #5631253 - 01/19/13 10:15 AM Attachment (56 downloads)

I am about to purchase a mount listed online. The owner lists it as an HEQ-5. To me it looks like my manual CG-5. Before I pull the trigger, can anyone let me know for sure if it is an HEQ-5 or just the smaller EQ-5? Thanks.

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rmollise
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Re: What mount is this? new [Re: jps101574]
      #5631260 - 01/19/13 10:18 AM

Generic GP clone. Probably Synta-made. IOW, CG5 or EQ-4

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Re: What mount is this? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5631294 - 01/19/13 10:39 AM

Cg-5 clone. I have one and it works OK. If you need the cheapest motorized mount you can find, this is it.

I payed $225 plus shipping for mine on E-Bay.


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jps101574
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Re: What mount is this? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5631302 - 01/19/13 10:44 AM

That's what I thought. Thanks for the help. I'm glad I got him to email me a pic before I paid for it.

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lambermo
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Re: What mount is this? new [Re: jps101574]
      #5631317 - 01/19/13 10:55 AM

That is a manual CG-5, certainly not a HEQ-5.
HEQ-5 look like this : https://www.google.com/search?q=HEQ-5&tbm=isch


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: What mount is this? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5631347 - 01/19/13 11:11 AM

Quote:

Cg-5 clone. I have one and it works OK. If you need the cheapest motorized mount you can find, this is it.

I payed $225 plus shipping for mine on E-Bay.




That's what it looks like to me, the E-bay GEM. Measure the diameter of the legs, the CG-5 AS series have 2 inch legs..

Jon


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Geo.
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Re: What mount is this? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5633589 - 01/20/13 05:15 PM

The CW nut is more typical of the Jinghua/Bosma mount. Same castings as LXD75. The tripod is not original, looks like a CG-5. Best guess is that it is a eBay Jinghua less the drives and on much better tripod. Value is $175-$225, mainly due to the demand for the tripod. Head without the tripod $50-75.

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