If you purchase a tripod that uses an attachment bolt with a different thread size you can replace the base adapters on most* of our columns.
MEC 003 Adapter: Use this adapter to mount your column to our Denali tripod or to any heavy duty tripod using the standard 3/8-16 camera tripod thread.
MEC 010 Adapter: Use this adapter to mount to most import telescope mount tripods including Vixen tripods, the Celestron AVX/GP tripods and many others. Measure the diameter of the attachment bolt on the tripod. It should be slightly less than 10 mm indicating it is a metric M10 thread.
MEC 012 Adapter: Use this adapter to mount the column to larger import tripods that use a metric M12 bolt (such as the Celestron CGEM). Measure the diameter of the attachment bolt on the tripod. It should be slightly less than 12 mm indicating it is a metric M12 thread.
MEC 002 Adapter: Use this adapter for mounting the column to surveyors tripods that use the larger 5/8-11 bolt. Measure the diameter of the attachment bolt on the tripod. It should be slightly less than 5/8" indicating it is a 5/8-11 thread. However if the bolt is slightly less than 3/8" it means your tripod uses a 3/8-16 bolt. In this case use the MEC 003 above.
*SPECIAL NOTE ON FORMER MEC002 COLUMNS: Our original columns used base adapters that were welded in place and only used one 1/4" screw. Sorry, these older columns were not made for these adapters.
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Well-made and fit my needs perfectly
Quality product. Works well as intended.