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Questions about SkyTee-2

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It'll be interesting to see the SkyTee and Giro comparison John!

I've just weighed mine (tripod plus head) at 11.9 kg - explains why it's so solid! I've made a little "dolly" for mine with large-wheel castors so I can move it around a bit more easily without incurring a slipped disk, although I wouldn't move it across a rough surface with a scope aboard.

My supplied clamps were the "improved" type, like a mini-ADM to look at but with only one clamp bolt (ADM has two), so I replaced the side clamp with an ADM (so I could feel a bit more secure with a heavy Mak on it) but left the other clamp which feels very safe with an ED80. I have to say though, all the clamps I've seen so far seem to use one or two SS bolts which look like 1/4" Whit; I'm sure someone's up to a calculation to see what shear force is required to break these!

Chris

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I do lament sale of my nice (RED!) Giro III. The key to
those is fairly exact scope balance - In all dimensions! :p

I did eventually find myself hankering after slow motions
though? The Sky-Tee is heavier duty... but also heavier!
Lacks a bit in finish quality too? The "tension adjusters"
(threads etc.) on the gears are not great? As ever, SW's
lubrication is a bit hit or miss! Such can be improved... 

It's all a bit "Swings & Roundabouts", Eh? (No pun) :evil4:

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19 minutes ago, Macavity said:

....It's all a bit "Swings & Roundabouts", Eh? (No pun) :evil4:

It certainly can be with Berlebach Tripods !:

 

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Just right for the 6", f15 frac! Mind you, it does remind me more than a bit of an old litho of Tyburn....

 

Chris

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