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    I am looking for a good compact lightweight tripod for my new Leica Televid 62. Any suggestions? Being light is my first concern, being sturdy is my second.

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    My suggestion would be that sturdiness be your primary concern and lightweight be secondary. A lightweight tripod the bounces at the slightest breeze won't do you much good even with a quality spotting scope.

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    Do you remember the Crown Royal bag o rocks trick. Buy a lightweight tripod and fill the bag with rock while you're setup hang from the middle, it will help stablize a lightweight unit and only cost you an ounce or two.

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    This one works well. Velbon Ultra Maxi SF. I've used it for my televid 77. Lightweight and very sturdy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasken View Post
    This one works well. Velbon Ultra Maxi SF. I've used it for my televid 77. Lightweight and very sturdy.
    I have this same tripod and it is lightweight (2 pounds) and very sturdy. I also like how small it folds up (14") and extends to (60"). I also like how much faster the twistlock legs are to operate than the flip lock legs. Works great for my Ziess 65mm spotter anyways.

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    Lanche,

    Maybe I should have been a little more clear.... Both being sturdy as a second concern was a very close second. I sure a heck dont want to buy a worthless piece of crap. I once when young owned a worthless tripod that bounced all over the place and dont want the crap again. Thanks for putting me in place, you always give me good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKShawn View Post
    I am looking for a good compact lightweight tripod for my new Leica Televid 62. Any suggestions? Being light is my first concern, being sturdy is my second.

    AKshawn

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    This is the one I settled on since the wife said no to carbon fiber (LOL) http://www.cameralandny.com/tripods/...hcountrytripod
    I spoke with the guys at Camera land about it for the Leica 77 I just purchased. I'll try to report more once I get it but should make for a good/lightweight sheep setup hopefully.

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