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Unread 08-10-2003, 08:47 PM
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Question about Wild Rangefinder

My gf just bought me a Wild Rangefinder and I was wondering if there was anyway to modify a camera tripod so I could use that instead of using the one that came w/ the rangefinder. It's heavy and so bulky. I read somewhere that someone bought a plastic or metal camera tripod and used that but I'm not sure how to modify it.

And is there anything I can buy/do to improve the looks of the leather on the outside cases?
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    Unread 08-10-2003, 09:01 PM
     
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    Re: Question about Wild Rangefinder

    There's a reason for the weight of the tripod--an aluminum one would have to be really sturdy to hold the weight of the Wild. I refinished the wood one and it came out beautiful--under that green paint is a beautiful oak tripod with brass fittings.
    Spray on silicone boot conditioner works good for the leather.
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    Unread 08-11-2003, 07:10 AM
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    Re: Question about Wild Rangefinder

    Was it purchased from Deutche Optic? How much was it and what is the condition?

    Looking for another optical rf now.
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    Unread 08-11-2003, 02:45 PM
     
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    Re: Question about Wild Rangefinder

    I was wondering if you arnt interested in the tripod that came with the range finder if you would like to sell it. i have a barn stroud but the markings on it lead it to believe me its a wild. anyways if you are interested in selling it i would like to buy it. i use a sturdy aluminum or even a Surveyors tripod for mine. jlmills147@att.net
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    Unread 08-11-2003, 02:51 PM
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    Re: Question about Wild Rangefinder

    Yes, it was purchased from Deutsche Optic. $499 plus $20 for shipping and handling. $519 total. It was a Grade A. The outside case is a little scratched but the rangefinder is in excellent condition. Everything works great. The 2 tripods that came w/ it work fine, I'm sure I read somewhere that someone modified a camera tripod and it was lighter and quicker to set up. I'm just not sure how they modified it [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] ...I would recommend the Wild, it's easy to use once you get the hang of it and works great. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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