I have for sale a really silk set up in near New condition. Perfect for a small telescope, spotting scope or binoculars. If you don?t know Cartoni, they are one of the Ferraris in Video head technology. Made in Italy, the head is extremely smooth and fluid. Point it in any direction and once pointed, it stays there when you release the handle!
Plus or minus 90 degree tilts and full 360 degree panning allow pointing in any position even directly overhead! On head controls adjust for equipment weight up to 26 pounds. Check out some Youtube video on the Focus HD.
I used this set up to photograph the eclipse back in August with wonderful results. Leveling the Cartoni Focus HD head is a breeze with its built in illuminated bubble level and 100mm ball base, it glides so smooth on top of the tripod.
The set up includes a 2 stage Carbon Fiber Tripod, leg spreader, rubber feet (as well Aluminum spiked feet) and a Cartoni soft case. There is a quick release plate on top so there is no complicated fastening system required. The Carbon Fiber legs are incredibly strong yet lightweight so you can carry and setup anywhere.
You don?t have to use a telescope with this as an ordinary video camera can be used as well.
The specific model number for the set up is F529/SMC and lists for $2500. You get what you pay for with this kind of stuff. The bigger brother of this system is what?s used for the big TV cameras used everywhere. I bought this used (but in new condition) for just north of $1700. I will take the best offer over $1200. Paypal is OK if you use friends and family. Shipping in lower 48 will be about $50. USA sales only please. Take care and clear skies. If you have any questions feel free to ask.