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#1 duck2k

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 11:43 PM

I have purchased my BT 82 XL binos with the new P1 (P mount) on the Oberwerk TR3 tripod.

 

This mount maybe a bit pricey - worth every penny! You can use it standing, sitting, or reclining.  The counter weights are a great feature (see photo)! Because of the weight of eyepieces, ask Kevin to put an extra weight on the bottom counter arm.  You might want him to discuss with you about the eyepieces that work weight wise.  

 

So far, I have used the 14 mm (provided, and excellent by the way), 24 mm UFF’s (APM), 18 mm UFF’s (APM), and 15 mm UFF’s (APM). These eyepieces are what I can get away with.  I still have to check for a higher power.  The binos are capable up to 64x.

 

The mount is easy to set up, and enjoy your observing session.  This mount and TR3 tripod is highly recommended.  Thank you Kevin for all the answers, and the extra help with my setup.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 04:58 AM

That's a 10.3 lbs.binocular, yes?

 

RE: "ask Kevin to put an extra weight on the bottom counter arm".

 

I can't see it. Any help?

 

Also, where are the weights at the end of the arm, if any? I'm a newbie to this p-gram.

 

- Cal


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 03:35 PM

That's a 10.3 lbs.binocular, yes?

 

RE: "ask Kevin to put an extra weight on the bottom counter arm".

 

I can't see it. Any help?

 

Also, where are the weights at the end of the arm, if any? I'm a newbie to this p-gram.

 

- Cal

Hi there Cal!

 

The BT 82 is 10.3 lbs (10.5 lbs depending on eyepiece weight).

 

The weights are on the end of the counterweight arms with added weights with screws  (photo provided).

 

This system is one of the greatest I had ever used, and worth the price!smile.gif

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 04:52 PM

AH!

 

Looks good.

 

Thx!

 

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 09:31 PM

Sure is pretty... but I don't like the fact that the counterweight arms need to be extended out so far, if the binocs are heavy ones. The Farpoint UBM, at less than half the price of the Oberwerk PM-1, has the same 12-lb weight capacity... but has a retractable counterweight arm which accepts standard 1-inch-hole barbell weights, as opposed to the custom-sized weights used on the PM-1.




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