With the CamRanger Camera Rig on top of this tripod, it is just over 7-feet above the top of the van and about 16-feet above the ground. I am using my other Manfrotto Tripod. It is the one I use for my iOptron Skyguide Pro. I will have a ground and “sky” tripod set up for my sun rise shots the week of November 11th.
One more caddy [a solo] is finished.
The teleconverter is tucked away beneath my 400mm telephoto lens + 2X Extender. I will anchor the caddies to the countertop with industrial strength velcro. I know I will not travel with the camera rig mounted. I am not yet sure about the lenses. I have my case beneath the bench. I must be safe, rather than sorry.
The 2X III is a lens extender = 800mm
Although good close-ups, I can discern some lessening of sharpness in these pics as compared to the pictures I took earlier today @ 400mm [no extender being used]. The lack of bright sunlight is also a factor–skies are very overcast. The lighting is all ambient.
I think there are shots, other than lunar [some stacked and sharpened] and solar photographs where an extender is useful–particularly as compared to the cost of an 800mm prime lens. Anyway, here you have some of my pics for comparison.
This for shooting my “recovered” Pyracantha [see my cmt]…