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Are Leveling Rods Required when using an FE-4 Extender on an SR3?


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#1 Karl Lee

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:28 AM

Does anyone know if an FE-4 eyepiece extender (this is the 10.6" version) can be used on an SR3 without the use of leveling rods for support?  Should the friction adjustment, even at its maximum friction setting, provide adequate friction for the extender and attached eyepiece, or does this configuration result in too much weight and torque for the friction adjustment to handle on its own, particularly when the eyepiece is positioned more horizontally than vertically?

 

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#2 aapo lettinen

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:33 PM

it's years since I have used that combination, but if I remember correctly it can't hold the weight on it's own without support, at least when moving the camera around… 

maybe you could use a monitor arm or similar to support it from the camera's top handle if it's not possible to use the leveling rod?


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