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    Default Spotting scope tripod?

    Just wandering what tripods everyone is using?

    What style of head? Ball mount or pan and tilt?

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    I believe mine is a Burris, pan and tilt, weighs just one pound but pretty steady. Just enough but not too heavy for mountain hunting.

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    I have a Velbon mini with tilt, pan and a quick detach head. I bought a couple of extra heads and put one on my camera if I am solo and want to take a trophy photo. Weighs about one pound and is quite compact.
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    Thumbs up Leupold Compact

    Leupold compact......excellent
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    Nikon compact 4 section legs. Got it at SW for about $40, I think.
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    Question where you get the extras??

    Quote Originally Posted by ozhunter View Post
    I have a Velbon mini with tilt, pan and a quick detach head. I bought a couple of extra heads and put one on my camera if I am solo and want to take a trophy photo. Weighs about one pound and is quite compact.
    Same here (minus the trophy, haven't had that opportunity yet). I agree, lightweight and gets the job done. Not a professional pod by any means, but good for my use.

    Where did you get the additional heads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BucknRut View Post
    Where did you get the additional heads?

    I asked at the camera shop where I bought the tripod, had to wait a week or two for them.

    oz
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    Default Manfrotto

    Manfrotto. Buy at B and H Photo online. Get one that will hold 8 lbs or so. Super high quality. Research before you buy. Lots of models. Most not made for spotting scopes. I got a 3211 or 3311 or something like that. Great tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozhunter View Post
    I have a Velbon mini with tilt, pan and a quick detach head. I bought a couple of extra heads and put one on my camera
    Oz;

    can you provide the infp/p.o.c. on where to buy the additional shoes for the velbon tripods?

    thanks.

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    Default What height should I get

    For Bwn Bear & similar glassing hunts what height tripod should I get. To keep weight down I like the shorter ones, but then could only use when sitting down. Should I get one that is taller that could also be used standing up and don't worry as much about weight and transport? Mainly for binos now, probably a spotting scope in future.

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    Tripod QR plates for Velbon, and just about everything else:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=&fi=all&pn=11

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    I have 2 older leupold back packer tripod and love it. I also have a small velbon for trips that weight is not an issue.

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    Bogen 3021 w/3047 head.
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    Default RE: tripod

    I just bought a K&K Outdoors tripod. It's about 30-36 inches high and weights 2lbs, with a wuick disconect pistol grip head. Camo

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    Default tripod

    Used Slik U-212 for over 20 years.........backed over it with the Jeep.........used a Velbon for a while........just ordered a U212dx......if it's half as good as the last, I'll be happy.

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    Manfrotto 055MF3 Tripod. Strong. Can spread legs at a low angle, allows me to sit on the ground with a thermo-rest seat and comfortably glass.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/cache/off/pid/2278?livid=68|69&idx=71

    Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head. One look will tell you why.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...lsf=80&child=2

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