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Old 06-01-2011, 11:58 AM
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Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

I'm looking for a light setup for mye spotter. The 85mm will never get light, but I'd like it as light as possible, yet stable.

Ttoday I have this one, at app. 3,7lbs:

http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/tripods-and-supports/127384/1/digipod-c2840.html

Looking into this one, medium size along with pistolgrip head, apparently 3 lbs all up:

http://shop.outdoorsmans.com/category.sc?categoryId=3

http://shop.outdoorsmans.com/category.sc?categoryId=2

My concern is wether it is stable enough for such a large spotter??

Would it work better with a 65mm spotter? i'd rather not trad down to a smaller one - gives med less power in field, and I use it for long range shooting at the range too.

Any views from those that have the same size spotter is much appreciated!
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:46 PM
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Re: Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

I use the Medium Outdoorsmans tripod with my spotter. It is plenty strong and stable for an 85mm scope. I currently use a smaller scope but have plenty of experience with larger ones up to the 85 to state my opinion.

But...I think the Jim White head is a much more stable head than the one you mention for such a big scope. I tried both and chose the Jim White for myself.

I sell both the Outdoorsmans tripod and the Jim White tripod head in the LRH Gear Shop.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:31 PM
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Re: Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

Thanks for a splendid advice!

That brings the tripod+head weight down a further 200grams. Besides it is a better head than I currently have

Not a lot of weightloss, but it all adds up in the backpack..!
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:45 PM
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Re: Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

Outdoorsman med/jim white head is what I use and it holds a razor spotter very stable
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:01 AM
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Re: Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

I've just sold the Zeiss 85mm, and bought a swaro 65mm HD instead.

I'll probably go for the jw head, however, the pistol-grip head is lighter? Is it also as stable as the jw? If so, I might go for the pistol-grip as it probably is better to use with gloves/mittens?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:09 AM
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Re: Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

I don't remember which is lighter. However -- I tried both before settlinig on the JW. In my opinion, with years of serious photography experience, the JW is more stable and less prone to slight shake or vibration.

If you envision the pistol grip, it is very tall. The scope is attached to the very top of the very tall pistol grip. Both are good with gloves/mittens on.

I chose the JW. Very pleased with its stability and function
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:08 AM
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Re: Outdoorsmans tripod on 85mm spotter?

The outdoorsmans tripod works well and I really like the outdoorsmans pistol grip head. It works well and is easy to use. Very stable!
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