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Realistic / empirical capacity of Vixen Starguy?

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#1 jcj380

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 06:59 AM

Anybody have a load capacity for a Starguy (or Porta II on a HAL130) from personal experience?  Vixen says 20 pounds.  



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Posted 17 January 2021 - 07:28 AM

IME the rating is more or less the same as for the standard Porta, but longer/larger tubes are handled better.
I use sometimes this setup with my M500 or FC100DF, but just because had the hal130 for the sxd2 and tend to leave it out.
If want a mount capable of 20lbs rather put your money in the SkyTee/T-sky (or whatever is called now), which is only marginally heavier (a couple of kilos: the hal130 and heq5 tripod employed by the tsky are both around 5kg, while the porta's head is a coupke of kg lighter than the tsky's) and take the same room.
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