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"Making" do, parts are expensive

skyhawk

Member
I do like to buy parts when needed BUT I will NOT get ripped off.

I have a gitzo tripod I have used for many years for my Wimberley head, and telephoto lens, but I also want to use the tripod for my 72mm Ed skywatcher both for terrestrial and photography with a ball and socket head.

The price of parts for tripods can be a total rip off, to me anyway especially on limited income, pension.

The short centre column for a Gitzo is £130 I need 2, why, a Pan/tilt is on the one I have, I want two more, one for ball and socket another for the gimbal.

Why, because you have to undo three grub screws, take off the head, screw on another and tighten the screws, every time. Simple three or four slip out/in columns.

I have ordered two x 200mm lengths of alloy round rod, will drill, tap and fit bolts in the rod after cutting the ends off and making a round metal plate.

Total cost £10
 

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Roger S

Crazy Canuck
Administrator
Please remember to tick the "full image" box when uploading photos. You can go back and edit this one now so a Moderator doesn't have to once again do it for you.
 

Nikon Shooter

Well-Known Member
Maybe this could help…

The screws are part of the "set and forget" approach;
I use it all the time on all my four series 5 Gitzos. For
shorter periods, one doesn't need to use them really.

In any case, I would never use a centre column along
with a gimbal but with a levelling base.
 

skyhawk

Member
Please remember to tick the "full image" box when uploading photos. You can go back and edit this one now so a Moderator doesn't have to once again do it for you.

I must remember thanks

In any case, I would never use a centre column along
with a gimbal but with a levelling base.
Been shooting for classic cars magazine and other magazines for 10 years never bothered me as I never raise it up
 
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