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Good tripod

Postby Bill on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:08 pm

Hi, on your recommendation I purchased an [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/brunton-eterna-binoculars.html]Brunton Eterna[/link] 20x45x62 for backpacking and hunting in the back country. Used it this year and it fit the bill perfectly (thanks). Now I need a [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/tripods.html]tripod[/link] that will serve the same function. Weight is a consideration, but stability is a weightier issue. I would like a solid connection scope to [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/tripods.html]tripod[/link], played with some that were $150+ that I wouldn't have purchased if they were $25 due to how loose they were where scope connected to mount. That in mind I took the family camera vela bon and it was way to light weight, so to sum it up. Full size, strong light weight good quality to pack in the wild. Thanks in advance
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Re: Good tripod

Postby Jne_K on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:37 am

Hi

You want all metal, of course. I'd try the Bushnell Advanced Titanium 784040. It's lightweight, but solidly built. Will handle a 62mm scope, nicely and do it at a nice price. A Bogen combo, such as the 055XB, 128RC will have more stability - enough for an 80mm scope - but it will weight quite a bit more and also cost about double the Bushnell.
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Re: Good tripod

Postby hunterdan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:19 pm

Last year read some reviews where customers were unhappy with the quick disconnect attachment on the titanium not being tight enough was that a defect they corrected or is this the first you have heard of this issue?
im real curious have you tested any [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/vanguard-brand.html]vanguard[/link] [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/tripods.html]tripods[/link] ? seems like they would be a bargin dollar for dollar just reading advertisements and looking at pictures they look sturdy built but ive never put my hands on one to see how they function.
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Re: Good tripod

Postby Jne_K on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:19 am

Hi

No, I haven't heard any issues, there, though it is typical for all quick release plates and heads to fit a bit loose.
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