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Sold Benro Polaris Equitorial tracking mount - Programmable
Jan 8, 2022 12:33:19   #
ahudina Loc: Browns Point, WA
 
New, Benro Polaris Programmable Equitorial tracking mount with astro package, also provides programmable pano shooting and time lapse. Google Benro Polaris for details. I was backer # 1830 on Kickstarter as I found this to be a truly remarkable and innovative device, I still find it to be that, but I was not paying attention to how much it would weigh, 4 pounds 6 ounces. It is built like a tank and the fit and finish is on a par with anything I have seen, period. Since most of my astro involves a back pack, and I have been trying to lighten my load (changed from Nikon D 850 to Z7 ii and some new Z lenses that will hopefully compare to my Sigma Art glass), I find the weight a deal breaker, especially since I do not do time lapse and rarely shoot panos. This product is not yet available in the public market and when it is the projected price is $995. I offer mine here for my kickstarter introductory price of $650, complete with all cables, quick release plate and a user manual that I download and printed. Photo of the head as mounted on my Pro Media Gear tripod (of course, tripod, leveling base and RRS quick release plates not included). I accept Zelle, cashier’s check, personal check with shipping delay for funds to clear. Shipping to be by Fed Ex, shipping costs are negotiable.







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Jan 9, 2022 11:15:36   #
onisgo Loc: Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Good Morning,

Have you used the unit at all?? I am interested in it. How long does it go without the battery pack?? I want it strictly for astro photography. If you can give your impressions of it /
Thanks You,

Charles Jones

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Jan 9, 2022 11:16:24   #
onisgo Loc: Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Sorry, one other thing, I am sure is will come with any firmware updates in the future for he unit.

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Jan 9, 2022 11:25:49   #
JBRIII
 
When did get yours, I also was a backer, but haven't recieved it.
Thanks;
Jim

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Jan 9, 2022 12:31:17   #
ahudina Loc: Browns Point, WA
 
JBRIII wrote:
When did get yours, I also was a backer, but haven't recieved it.
Thanks;
Jim

Just got it two days ago.

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Jan 9, 2022 12:46:32   #
ahudina Loc: Browns Point, WA
 
onisgo wrote:
Good Morning,

Have you used the unit at all?? I am interested in it. How long does it go without the battery pack?? I want it strictly for astro photography. If you can give your impressions of it /
Thanks You,

Charles Jones


Just received it 2 days ago but realized immediately I did not want to add 4 pounds 6 ounces to my backpack. Load capacity is rated at 7kg and by the build quality I have no doubt about this. The battery pack is built into the unit but you can also use a power brick. I have only charged it to make sure it was functional and it is. I have not downloaded apps or software and the weather here in Seattle is not very conducive to Astro.

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Jan 9, 2022 13:51:41   #
JBRIII
 
ahudina wrote:
Just got it two days ago.


Thanks;
Jim

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Jan 9, 2022 14:31:50   #
ahudina Loc: Browns Point, WA
 
Here is a link with additional information. Sorry, I should have included this originally.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benropolaris/polaris-smart-electric-tripod-head/description

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Jan 10, 2022 08:11:07   #
Bloke Loc: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
 
Wow! If that does everything it claims to do, it is a heck of a tool... I have a benro tripod, and they are built like the proverbial brick outhouse!

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Jan 12, 2022 18:05:47   #
TLeach1966
 
is this sold or still for sale ?

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