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Model: bb-photo-adaptor-heq5-38Part Number: 11178-38Brand: Berlebach
Enables HEQ5 tripods to accept 3/8" fitting accessories.
Suitable for use with Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, SAM, AZ Pronto, AZ5 Deluxe and AZ GTi Alt-Az mounts and any other 3/8" fitting accessory.
The AZ5 mount head is a brilliant piece of equipment but the weak link is the wobbly tripod that it comes with. The mount head itself can easily carry payload greater than 5kg. This adapter allowed me to attach the AZ5 mount head to me EQ5 steel tripod and it now carries my 6kg refractor without any issues. Now I have the ability to mount other 3/8" heads to this sturdy tripod, I'm sure that I will find other uses for the adapter which itself is very well made and feels like it will last forever. Sent with the usual urgency by FLO.
Does the job almost perfectly but I was a bit disappointed that the 3/8 screw was fixed in position rather than being a captive screw that you could tighten with an allan key from below to allow rotation of the Star Adventurer to match North on the tripod. Just seems a bit mean for what is rather an expensive hunk of metal.
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