What you want is a ScopeStuff dovetail shoe:
I put one on a 1980's video tripod.
Edited by whizbang, 31 October 2020 - 07:54 AM.
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Posted 31 October 2020 - 03:41 PM
Trust me, the tripod and head can handle it. They were designed for carrying 40 lbs of heavy video gear. Remember those giant video cameras from the 1970s? That's what it can handle.
I agree. Years ago I made a wooden fork mount and rotating base for my C8 OTA and used it on a heavy Bogen tripod. Don’t exactly recall whether the tripod had a 1/4 or 3/8 inch plate bolt but the C8 was just a chunk of dead weight sitting on the tripod with virtually no shift in center of gravity.
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