Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace
Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace

Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace

Precio habitual
$45.00
Precio de oferta
$39.00
Precio unitario
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Specification:

Max load: 4kg
Item weight:

Z Platform, 220 gram

V Platform, 175 gram

Material:  Aluminum Alloy


Hi Friends,

 

For months we have been refining a new product designed together with professional landscape astrophotographer, Alyn Wallace (website). Now, we're ready for pre-order.

Below is a quick review of the journey, we hope you enjoy:

On the 14th June 2020, MSM ambassador Alyn Wallace told us that he has an idea for a new star tracker platform to solve the following problems:

Check what our users say:

 

The Problem:

- When at latitudes close to the equator it becomes very difficult to use the ball head on top of a star tracker.

-It’s also difficult to do panoramas, regardless of latitude.

The Solution

Adding a “Star Tracker Platform” so that the ball head becomes level. The angle can be adjusted and locked into place and the platform can also be rotated. The platform is a perfect match for the Move Shoot Move rotator but also works with any star tracker..

Later, we researched all the possible alternative solutions, practicing and using, finally came to the first version as below:

1st Version, mainly verifying the mechanism to lock the angled platform and also the rotating base.

 

2nd Version, Enlarged the center rotation section.

3rd version,

- Wrapped the rotating disc to prevent dust entering.

- Changed screw to handle.

4th Version,

Added more space for the bottom handle, so we can operate with gloves.

And Finally, the final 5th Version, with some minor improvements to launch the production.

Below is the performance of the MSM Platform

Below is the performance of OTHERS 

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Work as a tripod head

 Alyn Wallace Z platform

 

V or Z? Which Should You Buy? 
The V and Z platforms both solve the problem of having your ballhead at an awkward angle when on a star tracker. So what's the difference? 

The V platform is for those who want to save weight. If you're already using a heavy setup you may not have much room to add weight on top of the MSM which has a payload of 3kg.

The Z platform has the added benefit of being able to be used to replace the ball head on a tripod when not using a star tracker at all. You can also use the Z platform as a table-top tripod. So it's an exchange of versatility for a little added weight.

  

Customer Reviews

Based on 242 reviews
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C Taylor (Salem, US)
Alyn Wallace Z Platform

Solid and well built with great adjustability. Reasonably priced and better quality than other manufacturer's offerings of similar design.

M
Mohammed Al Nabhani (Muscat, OM)
Powerful for mobility and wide angle

My photography gear has been always small, light yet powerful with height quality results. The MSM completed it. The results are stunning with very small and light rotator which gives me the flexibility and portability I exactly need. Highly recommended for hicker nightscapers.

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Liam Murphy (Brisbane, AU)
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Does exactly what it says on the tin without complication. At my latitude star trackers can be tricky, but the z-mount makes life so much easier.

G
Geoff Watt (Penticton, CA)
Great Addition!

I was feeling quite frustrated using a couple of ball heads to get my camera aimed at the right part of the sky. I came across the Z/V platform and thought I’d give it a shot for $50 (Cdn). It has made my life at night so much easier. The construction is as good as they claim and when you tighten up the screws, they stay tightened. It is easy to set the angle you need, even in the dark. The levels work well and are well balanced. I can’t recommend the Z/V platform highly enough - it is money very well spent.

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RonM Matason (Nags Head, US)
Z Platform

Solid and versatile. However I think I will get a Benro gear head for more precision.

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Samuel Matos Santiago Santiago (Vecindario, ES)

Multiple Uses Z/V Platform, designed with Professional Photographer Alyn Wallace

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John Brick (Littlehampton, GB)
MSM easy star tracker.

I find that the Z/V platform very useful with my MSM, they both make it easier to aim my camera

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Jose Pizarro Aguilera (Ovalle, CL)
exelente servicio

exelente producto 1000% recomendado

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Ronaldo Peverelli (The Hague, NL)
Heavy lifting

I had problems aiming my camera with 100-400 mm objective with a ball head. It could not hold the weight. But with the platform I can use my tripod with this combination effortless.

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julian bañuelos (Alcalá de Henares, ES)
Very good product

Contento con los aparatos MSM

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