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Vixen Porta II head and AZEQ6 tripod?

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#1 Tyson M

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:43 PM

Hello all,

 

I bought the porta II head recently with plans to attach them to my sturdy AZEQ6 tripod- but it wasnt so simple.

 

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The black part on the middle piece (the porta II head) does not fit.

 

It looks like it comes off, but the allen screws wont budge. I think I need to run it under warm water and soak in WD40 otherwise I am going to strip the hex heads.

 

There is a porta II adapter plate for $60 dollars CAD, I think it may work if I got that black piece off the porta II head and substituted the new adapter plate and screw that into the legs?

 

Do you think that this combination will work or are these two units not compatible and need to purchase AVX or CG5 tripod legs instead?  

 

Thanks for any experience/advice

 

 

 

 



#2 Manny Myles

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:06 PM

In the past I simply made a wooden ring thick enough to raise the black part high enough if it would not fit in the central hole of a new tripod
Leaving the black part on gives the base a larger footprint to sit on
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

In the past I simply made a wooden ring thick enough to raise the black part high enough if it would not fit in the central hole of a new tripod
Leaving the black part on gives the base a larger footprint to sit on

That is what I did as well. The wood also helps with vibration dampening. Use a hard wood


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

Here's a few pics of the conversion discs I was making for some people, I was making the wood discs round on my 12" disc sander then once round I'd drill the center hole to a suitable size

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:02 PM

Then paint it black just like the Rolling Stones song.

 Think I was using 3/4 Baltic Birch for the spacer

 In the second pic the large metal disc is the bottom part that would fit across most mount openings, this set of parts is for a Oberwerk to Porta II, the black wood spacer part too completes it.

 With these parts there are no other things needed to mate the two then using the stock attachment for the Porta and no spare parts to get lost.

 I think I did a conversion set for someone that had your tripod and Porta II

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