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Hilmi
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Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie?
      #5671847 - 02/10/13 05:55 AM Attachment (29 downloads)

Im realy worried about vibrations when using my 50mm lens

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bilgebayModerator
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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5671851 - 02/10/13 06:01 AM

You should fill it with sand. Otherwise, it will take a long time to dampen the vibrations!

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Hilmi
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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5671854 - 02/10/13 06:09 AM

I was thinking of spraying it with a thick layer of latex paint and put a thick rubber sheet on the ground before bolting it on.

I'm also worried about load bearing capacity as the wall thickness was only around 6" I'd have to be careful not to lean on it.


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roscoe
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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5671859 - 02/10/13 06:21 AM

Jeez, I don't know, Hilmi......... maybe if you got three of 'em and made some sort of tripod, you could put maybe a spotting scope (a small one) on top.............
Russ


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Hilmi
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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: roscoe]
      #5671870 - 02/10/13 06:35 AM

It's amazing what you can find in the scrap area of the workshop. Funny thing is, I suspect that somebody somewhere is using something like this as pier extension to raise his pier to the second floor

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opticsguy
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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5671903 - 02/10/13 07:07 AM

How did you know I am using two of these for a pier extension??

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Hikari
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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: opticsguy]
      #5672116 - 02/10/13 10:43 AM

Don't worry. That piece of plywood on the bottom will keep everything steady.

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Re: Is this pier enough for the vixen polarie? new [Re: Hikari]
      #5672135 - 02/10/13 10:55 AM

Hilmi,

I agree, there is stuff like this everywhere just waiting to be used. Go into a large scale plumbing supply place and you'll find things like this all over. Ever better, take a walk through the local metal recycling place.


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