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#1 range88

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 10:57 AM

Newly designed, accepts Gitzo 5 series(85mm)

Weight:5kg

Travel:40cm

Column diameter: 70mm

Load capacity: Very high

Price not determined yet, but should be positively surprised. 

I'll publish full info in Vendor's if you are interested and I wish to sell.

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 11:36 AM

Interesting product.
Could we know more about compatibility, price snd characteristics?
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 11:54 AM

Interesting..........Much nicer and sturdier looking than the Gitzo one I have on my series 5.

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:51 PM

It is very pretty. The red anodization should make it a great conversation piece with the ladies. I won't see red at night though. At 5kg it is suprisingly heavy. Maybe there is something lost in translation, but it seems you have a gadget without specs and price in search of an application? I mean if it is cheap, sure - bring it on! But shipping this over the ocean can't be cheap? So is it any good?


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:44 PM

It is very pretty. The red anodization should make it a great conversation piece with the ladies. I won't see red at night though. At 5kg it is suprisingly heavy. Maybe there is something lost in translation, but it seems you have a gadget without specs and price in search of an application? I mean if it is cheap, sure - bring it on! But shipping this over the ocean can't be cheap? So is it any good?

It seems you are not familiar with these. 5Kg is not heavy at all for such things compared with other similar columns.
Red or silver, or probably other colors you name.
Feight will be over 100, not cheap, but not too expensive.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:58 PM

Thanks. Are there happy users? What do they typically mount? How much magnification do they use?

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:58 PM

I'll conclude pros as such:
It is separately purchaseable. K70 and Korean super mount are not.
It has longer travel. 40cm is longer than most counterparts, which are not adequate in this regard imo.
It is universally adaptable. You can use it on anything with a center whole with an adapter. Or you happen to have a Gitzo 5,just put it on. The Gitzo column is wobbly high mag.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:09 PM

Thanks. Are there happy users? What do they typically mount? How much magnification do they use?

Thanks. Are there happy users? What do they typically mount? How much magnification do they use?

Coming out soon.
They are designed for big bino users.
How high The mag depends on lots of thing, the mount, the head, the links, even how the user defines high and how wobbly they are willing to tolerate. But this column should not be the bottleneck of these factors.
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Posted 14 December 2020 - 12:12 PM

Coming out soon.
They are designed for big bino users.
How high The mag depends on lots of thing, the mount, the head, the links, even how the user defines high and how wobbly they are willing to tolerate. But this column should not be the bottleneck of these factors.

 

Is there any update on this?  I am interested :)

 

Tammy



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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:58 PM

Is there any update on this? I am interested :)

Tammy

Still in the process of making.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:20 AM

The column has been finished. 

5kg and 450mm stroke. 

Report later. 

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 04:02 AM

Even with adjustable ball bearings, that is very promising.

I am highly interested !

 

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 04:15 AM

This looks like an item worthy of a distinctive, exclusive aroma!

 

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 06:48 AM

This looks like an item worthy of a distinctive, exclusive aroma!

Does it smell of anything? smile.gif

It smells of $.
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Posted 17 March 2021 - 08:34 AM

Together with Gitzo 5. 微信图片_20210317215659.jpg


Edited by range88, 17 March 2021 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 09:34 AM

Take my money and shut up smile.gif

 

Just wonderful, really great work!

 

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 09:37 AM

https://www.bilibili...o/BV1Xv411b7ZL/


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Posted 17 March 2021 - 12:39 PM

Beautiful. Im just in process of finding a sutable tripod for my APM 140mm bino and was looking at the Berlebach planet geard tripod. If the price will be OK im interested.


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Posted 18 March 2021 - 02:13 AM

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Posted 18 March 2021 - 08:25 AM

This is probably the end of my tripod pursuit! Totally stunning! I can recommend this product to everyone who likes the idea of a heavy load cranked up and down.

The total weight of the tripod+head is 11.95kg, very compact when folded and still fits into my tripod tube. That means airline compatible.

The column is much studier than the original Gitzo one, which was clearly the short slab of the original system. I can easily see the wobble when the tripod was cranked up high. This is not the case now(now the tripod becomes the short slab, but IMO this short slab is long enough) , the whole system is now perfect for a load under 30kg.

The column itself is a work of metal art with attention to details. The detacheable head piece connects securely with my Cartoni 22(with the factory flat base adapter), and surely will also accept most heads with flat bases.

Besides the 85mm flange designed to fit the Gtizo 5 series carbon tripod, it also has 6 holes around the rim, you can DIY your connection if you like the idea of an even heavier and  more stable base.

The cranking up and down motion is feather like and smooth. I probably won't use up all the 40cm travel.


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Posted 18 March 2021 - 08:27 AM

http://bbs.imufu.cn/...tra=#pid4984078

The pics are too large to show here, so if you're interested, go to the above link and you'll see what I'm saying.


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Posted 18 March 2021 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 18 March 2021 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 18 March 2021 - 08:42 AM

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Posted 18 March 2021 - 08:43 AM

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