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#1 Sean Lambrecht

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:18 PM

Old O'Connor 50 head and a Birns & Sawyer VGM 200 tripod- the bowl measures about 120mm across. Am I measuring this wrong? I have a Gearnex geared head on order and need to decide on a 100 or 150mm bowl adapter for that. The Gearnex itself is a mitchell mount.

If the tripod bowl is some odd non-standard size what are my options for marrying the two?

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Sean

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#2 Bret Allen

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:53 PM

Hmmmm,

At first glace I would have sworn that you had a standard 100 bowl, but using the Pict you sent with the ruler on it (perfect thanks) I looked at my Sachtler 100mm legs to confirm the size then looked at my Ronford legs and it would appear that you indeed have the old 125mm.

I am confident that our 150mm ball will be just fine with your tripod, of which we have the adapter for the mitchell. To confirm that however, I too have an old set of legs with 125mm bowl and I will test to make sure, I just need to find them. Hmmm, probably in the attic.

Give a couple of days to find and report. I made a note to remind my self. I'll get back to you.

Thanks for the great question,

Bret Allen s.o.c.
CTO/Founder
GearNex.com

Edited by Bret Allen, 27 May 2009 - 04:55 PM.

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