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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:47 PM
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Best Lightweight Tripod

What is the best lightweight tripod and head for a Leica Spotting scope? I want to backpack and not have to carry the extra weight, but I want something that is still durable!
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 12:55 PM
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    Re: Best Lightweight Tripod

    That depends a lot on what you intend to use the spotter for and how much you are willing to spend.

    Budget friendly, I really like Slik tripods

    If budget is not a concern, look at an outdoorsman tripod and head
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 01:19 PM
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    Re: Best Lightweight Tripod

    I have a Silk as well and it works great. Maybe a little heavy, but that's a guess on my part vs comparing them. I've heard good things about the Outdoorsman as well.
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 03:57 PM
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    Re: Best Lightweight Tripod

    anyone think Gitzo is the best?
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 09:45 PM
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    Re: Best Lightweight Tripod

    Ive used a outdoorsman for about 15 years. Like the product and small adapter plates for multi use
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 11:00 PM
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    Re: Best Lightweight Tripod

    The Induro CT-014 is my favorite, although I'm currently using the aluminum version that's a tad heavier due to budget constraints. For a head I'm using a prototype that should be hitting the market this year. It is a tilt/pan head that weighs 8 oz.
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    Unread 01-17-2014, 11:37 AM
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    Re: Best Lightweight Tripod

    I use a Vanguard Alta+ 233AO. It doesn't weigh too much, but it does great under my 80mm Vortex scope. It is described as a great backpacking tripod, and I agree. The panhead has very smooth movement, and the unit costs less than I would think for the quality. And Len sells them in the LRH store.
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