A while back I had asked a question on tripods Tips and tricks, etc. Reading this past weekend the latest issue of Shutterbug magazine and another magazine I found new equipment coming out that is tri-pod specific. Two that intrigue me are the GP ball head from Acratech, and a nifty little toy: the Novoflex Joint. Thoughts anyone? I am wondering if anyone else has been able to find new gadgets and toys for the tripods, and more specifically, any new ways of using them. In addition: Anyone have or know of plans to convert a motorized telescope mount to camera use without mounting the camera to the telescope? Just removing it?