Opinions on SW HEQ5-Pro mount

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Opinions on SW HEQ5-Pro mount


I currently have a SW Star Adventurer 2i and I am looking to move up to a dedicated mount.

I shoot DSLRs with telephoto lenses up to an equivalent focal length of 450mm. Max load out for the forseeable future is around 6 kg including guide scope and a future APO refractor

I'm told good things about the SW HEQ5 Pro mount however my view of Sky Watcher is currently based on the Star Adventurer - which is a pot metal cheap plastic low tolerance product that just happens to give reasonable results if you fettle it a bit.

Is the HEQ5 Pro substantially improved in respect of materials, machining, QC etc? I'd appreciate feedback from actual owners out there.

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