Tripod for Zeiss 20-75x85?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 93trojan, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. 93trojan

    93trojan Well-Known Member

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    Just bought myself a Zeiss spotting scope for Father's Day!:). Got a nice deal from cameralandny for a demo unit. Anyway, I am wondering what kind of tripod you guys would suggest. I saw a Zeiss tripod for $450. Seems expensive so I figured I would look into it more before buying. I know there are a lot of well informed people on this website, so I'd like your advice.

    Thanks in advance.

    93trojan
     
  2. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    Can you be a little more specific on what you want in a tripod? Are you using it standing, sitting, or prone? Table top? How tall are you? Angled or straight body?
     

  3. 93trojan

    93trojan Well-Known Member

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    Good points....it is a straight body. It will mainly be used for hunting. Sitting probably 90% of the time. Sorry for not being more specific. I am new to the whole spotting scope thing.
     
  4. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    I recommend the Slik Sprint Pro EZ. I have one with the ball head. I'm getting the pan head soon. Best value in a packable tripod that I've seen.
     
  5. Catwhacker

    Catwhacker Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Zeiss about 10years ago from Bear Basin & it came with a Manfrotto tripod. Cabelas was sending them with a cheap tripod, but would sell you the Manfrotto for $300-350. The Manfrotto has been really good, I bought a Manfrotto window mount that uses the same QD plate. They have aluminum & carbon fiber tripods if weight is an issue. Hope this helps a little
     
  6. 93trojan

    93trojan Well-Known Member

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    Last night, I ordered a Zeiss carbon fiber tripod. I think it is made by Monfratto. After some research, all of the good tripods cost some coin. I got a demo model for $350. I guess it's a good deal. Just never realized how much these things cost! I keep telling my wife...I wish I was a fisherman! Who knows, I'm sure even their top notch equipment costs some serious dough.
     
  7. Hntelk

    Hntelk Well-Known Member

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    Tro...that's what I have for mine..the zeiss carbon fiber...it is rock steady, tons of adjustments...I love it for spotting and at the range.

    Now for hunting...heck no,that thing is too big and heavy for a back pack....I have a slik pro I picked up from S and S archery and it works great.
     
  8. 93trojan

    93trojan Well-Known Member

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    I was feeling great about your post until...."oh no, not for hunting or backpacking". That's what I got it for:(. That's what happens when you don't know what you're doing. That's alright..I'll find a use for it. Thanks for the input.
     
  9. Hntelk

    Hntelk Well-Known Member

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    Lol.... Sorry about that... Now if thats the only thing your gonna carry up the moutain.. :)...I did the same thing went thru several tripods to find right one. The zeiss is so well built just had to hold on to it.