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Mount for a Nikon 20X120

Started by MTCAWO, 03/17/2003 03:51AM
Posted 03/17/2003 03:51AM Opening Post
Our club just purchased a Nikon 20X120 Bino's and was wondering if it would make any sence in mounting them with the fork to a german equatoral mount? Tracking with these bino's would be a plus. The weight with the fork mount is around 45#'s. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Posted 03/17/2003 08:55AM #1
I have seen the photos and revierws of the Nikon 20X120 in cloundynights. If you plan to make the GEM mount permanent I don't see any reason why you would need to mount them WITH the fork. The GEM takes care of the altitude and adjustment. You don't need to put all that extra load of the fork on the GEM.

Did your club consider other Ultra Giants brefore selecting the Nikon? My next giant binos purchase will probably be >100mm so I am interested to know.

Erik D