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Like many others its hard to find a decent tripod that I will only have to purchase once for a long while.


I need something that is going to be for some all-round use –


1)  sturdy, but not a battleship: for panning and scanning the landscape at 300-1000 yds or more. I am thinking I only need a two-way head since it will primarily be for spotting scope use.. (no ball heads).

2)  For a spottingscope Bushnell Elite 45x ,

3)  and something I can use at the range for 100-300. And also for chrony use.

4)  Something I can pack into a large backpack or sachel. It doesn’t have to be specifically for compact use, as I could see max height around 62” (for chrony as well).

5)  fold length being around 18-24” ,  I’m thinking 3 leg sections only for sturdiness.

6)  I want to be able to have a solid sturdy platform where I have very smooth head operation for panning and scanning


I am willing to pay around 250 for the whole thing , and I really don’t have a lot of experience with tripods but I don’t want to be going back tripod shopping again in 2 months.

I’ve been looking at the Bogen Manfrotto kits but its hard to tell how they operate and what type of ‘fluid-like’ movement they have (so many variations and prices). I have my eye on one at Cabelas – their professional hvy duty serries, or the Vanguard Alta series. Also, Midway has a Nikon but they seem too cheap. 

Like I said, something that is semi-compact, sturdy and has a smooth head action.

Any help or suggestions ??Whacko

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/27/2010 at 10:55
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Manfrotto Bogen is nice equipment. Look at the 190xb tri pod with the 700rc2 head. i think you would be happy with this package. IMO
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