CarryOn Jib? I don't get it. :(

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Joseph S Wisniewski
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Is the Orion 6ft long?
In reply to joneil, 3 months ago

joneil wrote:

A new Kickstarter campaign:

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/carryon_jib/

Okay, looks interesting - BUT - look at this:

http://www.telescope.com/Orion-Paragon-Plus-Binocular-Mount-without-Tripod/p/5376.uts?keyword=binocular%20arm

I have been using one of these Orion arms for over 20 years. The tripod is sold seperately, and it is extremely easy to place a tripod head on the spot where the binocular support goes. I know, I have done so in the past.

Binocular arms are relatively short. The carryon jib is 6ft long.

But it breaks down into a pile of pieces no longer than 22 inches, so it stows in a piece of carry on luggage.

It's also built to be controlled from the counterweight end of the arm, not the camera end.

And the Orion has a 5 pound equipment limit, while the carryon does twice that.

The other thing is, there are a few versions/brands of these "binocular mounts" out there. First time I saw one was at Stellafane about 30 years ago.

Do the people who start these "new" products and kickstarter campaigns really do in depth market research ahead of time? Just wondering.

Some of them do. I'd say this one did.

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