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tripod for compact spotting scope

Postby Guest on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:22 pm

What's a decent full size and compact tripod for a compact ( Minox MD50 & Brunton Eterna 50mm) spotting scope?
The use for the full size would be scenery; birds, neighbors. And the compact would be for the same but in the field.
I do not like a ballhead. I had and return the Leupold compact tripod. It was compact and sturdy but the ballhead was too "clunky" when
panning. And my full size Tristar tripod is too flimsy when fully extended for decent viewing.
I've read about the:
Bushnell Advanced Titanium Tripod w/ 3-Way Pan Head 784040
Manfrotto Bogen 055XDB, 128RC Tripod and Head Kit
Manfrotto Bogen 190XB Tripod and 128RC Micro Fluid Head 190XB-128RC
But I really don't know. I like the idea of the $123 Bushnell but I'm skeptical of the price to quality ratio.
And I'm sure the Bogens would work well but is it necessary to spend that much?

Re: tripod for compact spotting scope

Postby Jne_K on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:43 am


Try the Bushnell Advanced Titanium 784040 for a full size tripod. It's all metal, well made and lightweight. For a compact tripod, you cannot do better than the Leupold Compact - heads and shoulder above the typical cheap compact tripods on the market.
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