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    Spotting scope needs new shoes

    What are people's thoughts on reasonable tripods currently in the market? Scope will be used for trips to the tops and maybe an occasional range day but range use is way behind hunting efficiency and effectiveness. Glassing would be from a sitting position and the scope has an angled eyepiece to accommodate.

    Looking at some of the Manfrottos but there are so many options out there. Even some of the aliexpress stuff seems to be getting good reviews.

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    got one of these recently, good quality and features for the money
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Benr...311.0.0.97z2l6

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    Heard good things of slik ones, just use my factory leupold one. See if you can get a spare adapter to go to a camera in the future.

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    Manfrotto befree carbon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Manfrotto befree carbon.
    I've been looking at the manfrotto befree. Carbon is a bit out of my price range but the ali model looks pretty solid. Do you find the quality level to be pretty good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntGatherRepeat View Post
    I've been looking at the manfrotto befree. Carbon is a bit out of my price range but the ali model looks pretty solid. Do you find the quality level to be pretty good?
    Yup.

    Components are tight fitting yet smooth to operate. Is rigid and supports the weight well.
    Being light weight it pays to hang a pack or something off it in the wind for a smooth picture.

    No regrets with the price paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntGatherRepeat View Post
    I've been looking at the manfrotto befree. Carbon is a bit out of my price range but the ali model looks pretty solid. Do you find the quality level to be pretty good?
    The ali is fine mate
    I personally find the carbon to light and get lots of shake in any breeze as James said.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Do you fellas prefer the twist lock or the cam/lever lock style legs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntGatherRepeat View Post
    Do you fellas prefer the twist lock or the cam/lever lock style legs?
    Cam/ lever type.
    The twist one can jam up with Shit real easy, and also can be difficult to grab with wet hands etc. To release - have seen a mate fighting one for a while, and just gave up until he could get some polys onto it. Thinking back, we could have used some rope wrapped around it and a stick, but hindsight is 20/20. (Not manfroto)

    I have a manfroto ali with quick detach mount and cam legs and rate it (just haven't used it enough......)
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Surui t-025x. Bloody good tripod at a very good price.

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    Don’t buy the low end manfrotto - garbage. Mine has rapidly fallen to pieces and not keen to go that route again...

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    i'm going to get one of these

    https://www.photodigital.co.nz/produ...00dq-ballhead/

    saves pulling the handless off to get it into my day pack
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    i'm going to get one of these

    https://www.photodigital.co.nz/produ...00dq-ballhead/

    saves pulling the handless off to get it into my day pack
    Mate has one of them it's a nice solid setup
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    I have a Benro one you can try if you want.
    Give me a PM

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    I've got a alloy slik that I bought about 5-6 years ago and gets strapped on the side of my pack every trip. Still going well. Has not been looked after
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

 

 

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