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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Jason,

    the parallelo is the most comfortable mount for the binoculars, as Oz posted above.

    I am quite satisfied using the old tripod with the central retractable column, and when looking towards zenit, then I am using the tripod like bipod.
    The height adjustable central column, and a good qulity Linhof)* pan head make the difference, see the attached pic.

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    That approach might do for me at least for a while thanks.
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    Default Re: Need advice for Santa

    Quote Originally Posted by jasony145 View Post
    That approach might do for me at least for a while thanks.
    And in the mean time, if you have some simple DIY skills, you can easily make your own parallel mount.

    Since we are talking about the 25x100s, a BIG THANK YOUto JG again. He's the one who put me on to the 25x100s and they have totally transformed my observing.
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    Thank you Oz!

    There is just one note on Linhof, to be added.
    The new Linhof tripods with the high tec pan heads may cost at BH Photo Video as much as a second hand car.
    We get the older series of Linhof tripods for less than $100, and for less than $200 the not so old Cullmann Titan CT200 and CT400, which hold fairly good the fast refractors up to 6" for visual.

    Both the Linhof and Cullmann have excellent ergonomics, top smooth mechanics for heavy payloads,
    and thanks to the alu and titan alloys they are still light weight.
    I can carry the 6" F/5 frac fully accessorized and mounted on the Cullmann Titan CT200 with one hand,
    the total weight is around 15kg.

    Linhof, the tripod with the Royal Seal
    Cullmann Titan tripods: The new 935G

    I find also the Cullmann Alpha 9000 pan head well suited for the binoculars, keep one on the regal in reserve.

    Best,

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    Afraid I'm a bit of a novice with most of this. One doesn't tend to think of allocating so much money on a tripod/mount. I am quickly learning to appreciate them. You guys on this site are a tremendous resource.
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    Default Re: Need advice for Santa

    Hello Jason,

    maybe not quite well recognizable on the picture are the oversized lens hoods on the front lenses of the 25x100 binoculars. They protect the optics from the stray light sources and from the stray light rays coming from the night skies background glow.
    I have the DIY lens hoods on all binoculars, and on the scope, as well, they make quite a difference.

    Through the 25x100 binos even hand held, you may nail down dozens of galaxies in one observing session, like here
    40 Galaxies Binocular Hunting on March 25th

    Best,

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    Default Re: Need advice for Santa

    Quote Originally Posted by jasony145 View Post
    Afraid I'm a bit of a novice with most of this. One doesn't tend to think of allocating so much money on a tripod/mount. I am quickly learning to appreciate them. You guys on this site are a tremendous resource.
    Pretty understandable perspective when just starting out; it's natural to think only of the optics. But a high-quality, well-machined, smooth-as-silk mount is what makes using those optics so completely a pleasure! Good luck with your purchase and have fun this Christmas!
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