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Which Tripod should I keep?

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Hi All,

I currently have 2 mounts and 2 tripods and am looking to sell one of each.

I have the Vixen GP mount and a black Skywatcher EQ5 mount (I know they are very similar)

I also have the Skywatcher EQ5 steel tripod and a Vixen GP wooden tripod

Problem is I don't know which one to keep. Ideally I want to keep the sturdier of each item.

Please advise which is likely to be the better mount and tripod so I can sell the others.


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GP is far better built with more accurate tracking. I'd definately keep that.

As for the tripods, I'm not really sure. I once had a tripod from an EQ5 with tubular 1.5" legs and it was very stable. I haven't tried the GP wood tripod though, but have only seen pics - doesn't look as good as a Berlebach...


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