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  1. #1
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    The must have mount for long lens

    If you are doing animal shots..ect.astro..

    Made for astro but great for chasing tigers with your sony and long lens..ect

    stellarvue m1 mount


    the big knobs are tension adjustments...no more messing with knobs to move or having the camera tip over on a ball head
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    And just how much is that bad boy?
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    199.99 free ship no tax
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    It is machined to take a 5/8" handle..they charge alot just for that..so i grabed a piece of aluminum i had in the shop..works like a charm to track your shot.

    THIS WAY YOUR NOT PUSHING ON YOUR LENS OR CAMERA
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    What in the hell is the point of that thing?
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    rif................

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    rif................
    Alright, lemme back up a second.

    I know what gimbal heads and long lens mounts are SUPPOSED to do - provide freedom of movement and support for big glass while keeping said glass over the centre of gravity for a tripod.

    But, that mount doesn't do that. It hangs the weight of the camera and lens off the side. In fact, you kind of alluded to that as a problem in your first post.

    Yes, I know, astronomy mounts are designed to hold more weight on average than a photographic mount, but astronomy mounts also aren't designed to be moved quickly, either.
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    Zuiko 70-300 F4.0-5.6
    Konica Hexanon 52mm F1.8
    Cullmann 2503
    Benro KS-0

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    how does this not do that?

    the weight is off to the side..it has to go somewhere...

    problem...?? it won't tip to the side on this

    as for moving fast ...it will move as fast as you move it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    how does this not do that?

    the weight is off to the side..it has to go somewhere...

    problem...?? it won't tip to the side on this

    as for moving fast ...it will move as fast as you move it..
    Well, as opposed to something like this:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ty_Gimbal.html

    As per the weight - well the problem with tipping with ball heads is that the weight is off-centre, as opposed to right over the centre of gravity of the tripod. I just think it's an odd choice for a long lens support.
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    Zuiko 70-300 F4.0-5.6
    Konica Hexanon 52mm F1.8
    Cullmann 2503
    Benro KS-0

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    quality is odd?

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