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#1 mandarpotdar

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 11:14 PM

Hello folks. iOptron seems to have started providing a new tripod named LiteRoc with 1.75" dia steel legs. This is still not seen on https://www.ioptron.com/, but available elsewhere (eg. https://www.optics-p...teroc/p,49155). The claim is "Our new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod delivers rock solid stability in a lighter, more compact package", "with improved stability and leg locks" and one place even saw mention about it being more stable than their 2" tripod.

 

Some dealers are bundling this tripod even with CEM60. Is that reasonable or pushing the tripod too much?

 

Any reviews about this tripod and comparison with older 2" tripod are welcome.

 

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Mandar

 



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 12:32 AM

I've got one, see my post some weeks back. It's easy to use, stable, feels a quality product. Not noted any issues except a leg lock did not tighten enough out of the box. Easy to fix myself and no problem since fixed. Contacted ioptron who said they'd make extra checks to ensure no one else affected. I haven't got experience of previous 1.5 or 2 inch models so can't help there I'm afraid. I use mine with my CEM40, for which it is ample.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:30 AM

Thanks Paul. Yes, saw your post.
Could you tell the minimum and maximum height, upto the base plate?

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:49 AM

Hi Mandar.

I don't really want to go messing with my leg lengths as I have them perfectly set for having the mount level and polar aligned. What I can say is that the minimum length of a leg from base to baseplate is around 80cms and I have my legs currently set to around 112cms, and they will extend considerably beyond that. With legs set to around 112cms the baseplate is 104cms above the ground, which is an ideal height for me. 

The angle of the legs when extended is probably slightly narrower than my previous EQ5 mount. However due to the way the CEM40 balances, the whole setup does not feel any less stable - in fact it feels more solid. 

Hope this is helpful.

 

Best wishes.

 

Paul



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:45 AM

Thanks. This is useful. So shortest height is about 80*104/112 = 74cm = 29".
I am more interested in shortest height. I am a reflector person :).
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:29 AM

Seems almost the same as my 2" tripod i have from TS Germany from Ioptron...Only it is suited for IEQ30 pro and i believe CEM60. It has a pin in the middle.

 

Weight is 8 kg. I find it quite stable , surely for the weight i put on it wich is is less the 17 kg , all together, mount , scope and counterweight, and that even with the legs fully out.I have no complaints about it.

 

BTW the link points to a 2" mount not a 1.75"


Edited by F.Meiresonne, 13 December 2019 - 02:33 AM.



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