Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tripod Choices for 82 mm Spotting Scope


Hi,
I'm looking at your website to match up a head and tripod with my new Nikon ProStaff 5 82 mm. scope.  The user reviews on the Manfrotto 128 RC are spectacular, so that's the direction I'm going in at the moment.  Do you have a couple of suggestions of a tripod to match with these?  Please indicate pluses and minuses of each.

Thanks!

Malcolm B.


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Dear Malcolm, 
Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics. 

Aluminum legs are sturdy and well-built, but heavier and less expensive than carbon.
Carbon fiber will be more rigid, lighter weight by a bit, and quite a bit more expensive.
How tall are you and did you get an angled or straight scope?

The 128 is great, and one of our most popular heads.

With that scope, I'd suggest any of these legs:

If you are taller than ~5'10" and/or got the straight scope:
Aluminum:

Manfrotto 055 XB Tripod Legs

Carbon:

Manfrotto 055CX3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs 

 Swarovski CT Travel Carbon Tripod Legs



If you have an angled scope and/ or are under 5'10":
Aluminum:

Manfrotto 190 XB Tripod Legs

Carbon:

Manfrotto 190CX3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs


Thanks! 

Eagle Optics

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