I bought this Altair mount head for very little ( minus counter weight). Intending to create a low cost grab and go mount.
Can anyone suggest a lightweight budget tripod to go with it.
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:50 AM
I use surveyors tripods and get very good results. Mine all have 5/8"-16 connecting bolts that might be problematic for your mount but I have rethreaded the bases of mounts to mate with the tripods. Surveyors tripods are not featherweights and the whole light/heavy thing is relative. But I've never had a problem hauling mine around. What they are is really cheap and very solid.
Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:38 AM
Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:43 PM
Older Bogens can be found for a steal if you look. My 3033 is solid and light and found on craigslist for $25!!
Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:06 PM
SV was selling those minus the CW, etc. as the M1V. I used my M1V (briefly b/c I prefer slo-mo) on a Benro TAD27A (3 sections, not 4) and a Manfrotto 475B. The 475 is quite a bit heavier than the Benro.
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