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COMPLETED - SOLD - HEQ5 Tripod (Mint) - REDUCED to 70

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Hello,

I have a mint condition HEQ5 tripod for sale.  3/8" thread mounting bolt, spreader bar, 1.75" diameter legs.  Its never been used (I got it as part of an overall package, but I already have a Berlebach I use).  Still with the original polystyrene at the ends in the box it came in.  These sell for GBP109 new.  Happy to sell it for GBP70 plus postage (which in the UK via hermes should be about GBP9) or to hand over boxed in person (London).

I'm new on SGL so don't have ratings here, but I do have 100% ratings on eBay.  Figured I would offer it on SGL first as I enjoy the community.  If no takers, then will offer it on other sites.

Cheers,

Vin

***** REDUCED to GBP 70 + p&p as I have a ZWO I need to pay for :)  *****

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Are you sure the 3/8” mounting bolt will fit the HEQ5 ?

I thought the HEQ5 was metric - M10

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You're right David, I think the threads on the HEQ5 mount are M10 - I don't have an HEQ5 mount, and while frustratingly the specs on quite a few dealer websites don't specify this, that's what I've tracked down on other forums (https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/608035-metrics-for-bolt-sizes-for-orion-sirius-sw-heq5/?p=8397390).

Sorry for any confusion about the 3/8" reference.  I'd measured the tripod bolt for someone who wanted to know if a 3/8" mount would work on this tripod.  It does because the mounting bolt that comes with the tripod is 9.525mm (3/8") diameter (see photo below).  Importantly for compatibility, this 3/8" bolt will fit into a M10 mount because they are so close, but it wouldn't work the other way around (https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/494575-m10-15-or-38-x-16/?p=6497952).

So this tripod & bolt can absolutely take M10 mounts (like the HEQ5 <-- which makes sense since its an HEQ5Pro tripod :) ) and it can also take 3/8" mounts (like the better normal photography or video mounts from folks like Manfrotto, where the tripod head needs 3/8" and typically uses a smaller 1/4" to connect onwards to the DSLR).

Tbh, it's quite a versatile tripod and if I didn't already have a wooden one I prefer to use, it'd be a keeper but I need to clear some space & also need to finance a CMOS camera :)so something's got to go sadly.

Sorry I should have made that clearer in my OP - my bad & thanks for spotting that!

Cheers

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