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Old July 27, 2012, 08:06 PM   #1
redrick
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Looking for a tripod or spotting scope stand

I am looking for a tripod or scope stand for a Pentax 80 ED. I will not always be using it on level ground or on a bench, so I would like a stand up model. I have been looking at a few and I am looking for opinions or suggestions.

Ray Vin with (2) 20" extentions.

Manfrotto 055XDB with 128RC head @ opticsplanet.

Manfrotto carbon fiber 190CXV3 with 700RC2 head.

If you have a model that you like please give me all the details with model numbers for ordering it and where to buy it.

Thanks,
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Old July 27, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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Many options

A friend of mine, bought a surveyor's Tri-pod at Home Depot. It's big, sturdy and not too heavy or expensive. ...

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Old July 28, 2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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I have a Bogen 3221 with the 128RC head .Works great I had a cheap tripod before.Better tripod makes your spotter better.
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Old July 28, 2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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I haven't taken the plunge yet myself, but here is the route I'm taking when some of my current projects run their course... http://www.champchoice.com/cat-Scope_Stands-604.aspx
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