I use DF with GTi on Berlebach Uni tripod. Tripod is rock solid, mount is the weakest link.
With small EPs on the Moon and the planets (T6, Delites, and the like), settle down time is quick when slewing, almost none when focusing.
When doing solar with the Quark, Quark and plossl add over 600g in the back but the magnifications are much lower. Still, more settle down time (but very little) when focusing is detectable.
When in use you can feel that the GTI is the weakest link, when mounting it you can feel it flex. Still, my total configuration with the Quark is bang on the upper limit (5kg). I would not try to put more on it.
With the stock tripod I would not expect similar performance. I have carbon photo tripod and never bothered to put Tak on Azgti with it. Borg I can put on it no problem and it is solid.
If someone can measure DZ with rings and dovetail...that would give you some idea. AzGTi can take 5kg but I reckon it needs a very solid tripod for the experience to be enjoyable.
Edited by BGazing, 29 February 2020 - 12:27 PM.