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PIERS V. TRIPODS

Started by mogan, 09/11/2011 10:54PM
Posted 09/11/2011 10:54PM Opening Post
I'm a newbee and don't really understand which is better. help!

Canon 600mm L/4.0
Canon 1dMk4
Canon 1dsMk2
Canon 1v (35mm film)
AND A TON OF OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
AP Mach1 (on order)
MV AGUSTA f4
'00 Lafite Rothschild
Posted 09/12/2011 12:07AM #1
Hi David,
Well there are tripods that are very solid and stable and then some that are not. The same holds true for portable piers. Usually a pier is a good design and can be the better of the two. But some makers of tripods have excellent designs.

So, no clear cut answer to this question. smile

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Posted 09/12/2011 05:37AM #2
I assume you are talking about portable piers, not permanent installations. Right?

Alex
Posted 09/12/2011 06:02AM #3
It depends on the type of telescope and mount. If you have a Newtonian on a German equatorial mount, a tripod sometimes creates problems because the lower part of the tube tends to bump into the tripod legs. Otherwise, a good sturdy tripod with wide legs is a good choice and probably somewhat easier to transport than a pier.