I have an incoming APM 100 with the APM fork mount. I will start out with mounting it on my Bogen 3035 (or 3036, it has both numbers). However I'm considering a wooden surveyor tripod and adjustable observing chair.
Would the surveyor tripod be more stable than the Bogen (Bogen set to similar height, column retracted)?
Assuming the fork mount has a 3/8" female port for attachment to a photo tripod, what's available as an interface to use it on the 5/8" survey tripod stud?