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Tripod and mount for photographing the moon using a DSLR.

Started by jameskevin, 11/21/2023 02:11AM
Posted 11/21/2023 02:11AM Opening Post
I am getting ready to try photographing the moon with my DSLR. I have a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 70-200mm telephoto and a 2x extender, and a heavy GITZO tripod and ball mount. What are the pros and cons using the ball mount for doing this? I don't have access to different kinds of mounts, like a gimbal or fluid mount to try them out. One advantage I've noticed with the ball mount is that I can point the camera at zenith without it hitting the tripod. A disadvantage is that it can only be balanced when the camera is level.