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Thread: Spotting scope tripod suggestions

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    Spotting scope tripod suggestions

    After suggestions for a tripod for spotting scope, needs to be packable, spotting will be done from a sitting position so doesn't have to be large, light would be a bonus, can always tie a rock to it if it's windy
    The spotter is a 20-50 swaro so not massive


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    Hi, I've got a swaro as well, and sit it on a slik mini sprint 2
    It's small and lightweight ideal for sitting positions and back pack hunting!
    Sometimes it lacks stability on full magnification in windy conditions? But as you say you could
    Hang a rock or something from it.
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    I've got a swaro spotter too & use a Sirui T025X. Carbon fibre. Light & packable. The ball head holds the spotter no problem. Some good youtube clips on it. I think sirui are a direct copy of the gitzo ones. Not too expensive either.
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    manfrotto 7322yshb is worth a look too.
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    Manfrotto Be Free. Complete with detachable plate and swivel ball head. About $300

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    Got a manfrotto on here in the for sale bit see if it suits other wise I could end up in the bin

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Got a manfrotto on here in the for sale bit see if it suits other wise I could end up in the bin
    Can't find it can you bump it for me or tag me in it


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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Got a manfrotto on here in the for sale bit see if it suits other wise I could end up in the bin
    Not what I'm after, thanks


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    +1 for the Slik mini sprint 2. I use one with a Swaro ATS 65 spotter.
    Changed the Slik ball head for a Manfrotto 494 as recommended by Greg Duley, works really well.

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    Hey duckdog, I'm running an ats65 on slik mini sprint 2 as well,
    What are the advantages if the manafrotto 494 head? Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrscottydog View Post
    Hey duckdog, I'm running an ats65 on slik mini sprint 2 as well,
    What are the advantages if the manafrotto 494 head? Thx
    In issue 48 of NZ Hunter magazine Greg did an article on spotting scopes & tripods. In that article he commented the Manfrotto head was his preferred option as it has an extra friction adjustment and is smoother to use. It also has a thicker stem which reduces shimmy.
    All seemed to make sense so that's what I went with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckdog View Post
    +1 for the Slik mini sprint 2. I use one with a Swaro ATS 65 spotter.
    Changed the Slik ball head for a Manfrotto 494 as recommended by Greg Duley, works really well.
    Yea probily going to go with this option


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    Slik mini sprint 2 is the goods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hen View Post
    Slik mini sprint 2 is the goods.
    Is this still the case? Looking at one of these Slik Mini Sprint 2's.. Reasonably priced.

 

 

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