Stated Mount Weight Capacity
Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:30 AM
Posted 17 January 2021 - 02:52 AM
That is stated as the Photographic Instrument weight.
In other words, everything from the clamp up.
My GM811GHD is rated for a 50 pound Photographic instrument load. But I'm a DSO and Nebula imager.
So my entire load on it is a mere 17.5 pounds. Kind of like a fly on an elephants back.
That whole weight/ capacity thing is hard to grasp because Asia see's it one way, and it is generally accepted practice to halve the capacity for photographic use.
I believe Losmandy's ratings are more realistic.
Counter weights don't factor into the mounts capacity. Only everything from the bar up, including the bar.
Clear as mud, huh?
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