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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Many thanks for all the excellent suggestions received: I just wanted to update on what's happened. I managed to remove the bracket without any problem, as, although the bolds looked rusty, they moved easily. Underneath there were two holes with threads and I found that the screw on the 200PL...
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Yes, saw your post, but I don't think that baseplate would fit his tripod mount.
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Thanks for that. Many thanks for that! Brilliant, thanks for this pic.That makes it very clear. Thanks. Do you think one screw will be enough to hold it with out it sheering off? It's a real beast of a lens - weighs about 5-6kg!
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Thanks for finding that! Very helpful
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Sounds good. Is there a way on here to DM?
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Thank you very much for the suggestion, that's kind of you. I've messaged @GyRob with a request for help and linked him to this thread,
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    I'm not sure I want to remove the bolts holding the bracket on to measure them in case I can't get it back on again. It didn't come with any other bolts.
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Hi Andrew, here are a couple of shots of the lens and bracket - hope this helps:
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Thanks for this. Can I just clarify your point? The lens come with a bracket that has 3 holes in it: a central one that is 1cm diameter and a smaller one on each side each with a diameter of 5mm. What is the adapter you refer to for? I don’t see how you could attach the lens to the tripod...
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    Many thanks for these helpful links.
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    Tripod adaptor to fit Soviet MTO 1000A f10.5 mirror lens

    My son’s just bought this whopping old Soviet lens on eBay for Astrophotography and is looking for some sort of adapter to mount it on his Manfrotto tripod with MHXPRO-3W head. Has anyone come across anything that would work?
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    D810 Owners thread anything to do with the D810

    Thanks for this. I decided after some research to go with the Peak Design Slide.
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    D810 Owners thread anything to do with the D810

    It looks really good. Do you use it as a sling or neck strap? The neck strap option doesn’t look any better than the Nikon strap the camera comes with. I must admit one of the things that puts me off a bit is the tripod mount and how secure the camera is. Have you had any problems with that?
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    D810 Owners thread anything to do with the D810

    Thanks for this wee jake., it looks good. I think I prefer something that isn't too harnessy tbh.
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    D810 Owners thread anything to do with the D810

    I’ve had the D810 for 3-4 years and recently had an odd problem with it that I am getting Nikon to sort out for me (currently still with them). The rubberised covering on the card housing lifted up and the covering on the grip became quite baggy. I’ve never had this before on a camera. Maybe it...
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