Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:34 PM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:53 PM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:26 PM
Bogen 475, 3046/3246, 3051 models are all rated for 26 lbs and can reach over 72 inchs. All are fine for 25X100 binos, the Miyauchi 20X100 or the 14 lb Apogee RA-88. The Bogen 3046 is the tallest of the three. It will reach over 7ft if you need the extra ht. The Bogen 475 can reach 74 in without the head and has bigger leg sections.
I recommend the Bogen 501 fluid head as the minimum for 25X100 sized binos. Check the "best of" section at the top of the forum for more details.
www.adorama.com has a huge selection of tripod/heads.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:23 PM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:32 PM
25x100mm binocs are large and heavy. Most tripods are made
for still or video cameras. The going consensus around
here is to err on the side of caution and get a tripod
rated for much more than the actual weight of the binocs.
Having said that, there is no such thing as a "cheap"
tripod that is "heavy duty". The higher-end Bogen and
Manfrotto tripods are usually sold in parts : the legs
and the head. Both can run you close to $300 or more
depending on the model. You might get a deal on eBay
for half that if you get used equipment.
I had to operate under $100 for my 25x100mm binocs, so
I ended up buying a Tiffen Magnum XL tripod used on eBay
for less than $50.00. Not a bad deal. It's not as solid
as a Bogen, but it serves me superbly with no complaints.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:36 PM
See Paragon or ???
and I'm going to send you back to the entire thread you participated in just several days a go to read it all again, because there was a whole load of stuff in there about tripods and weight limits and overload.
Ready to purchase 20x80 or 25x100
And this thread has more for you to read
Opinions needed before I purchase
Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:34 AM
Posted 29 April 2005 - 06:09 AM