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Tripod Confusion

Postby WytheCreek on Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:49 pm

Hi Joanie - After much research, I'm still confused abut spotting scope tripods - maximum load 11 lbs then the head states 5 lbs. Quick release no quick release. Good grief!
What would be your recommendation(s) for a full size tripod that will be used primarily in the outdoors and weather conditions sometimes windy for a TSN 773? I'm looking for stability of the tripod and fast attachment to the tripod head if possible.

Any info you could give me will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:55 am

Hi

Don't read so much into published load ratings. They are designed with cameras in mind and do not translate into anything useful for spotting scopes. A QR plate, though, is a no brainer and a standard feature on any good tripod.

Absolutely any of the Bogen kits on our website, starting with the 055XDB, 128RC for $220 are a good match. Beyond this one, you are paying for smoother heads, conveninece features and carbon leg options, but the 055XDB, 128RC will offer all the stability you need.
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