Sunpak 7500 Pro Tripod
Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:03 PM
It extends to 74.5" and I got to try it in the store. 30-day return if I don't like it so I'll give it a mini-review tomorrow or Monday, depending on weather. It is sturdy and supports up to 11 pounds and include a 3-way head. For the price I'm hoping it will be all I need for my 15x70s and possibly larger binocs later.
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Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:22 PM
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Posted 28 March 2004 - 12:05 AM
I also noticed I like to look over the binoculars to get my bearings - very hard to do if they are holding you down!
Posted 28 March 2004 - 06:19 AM
I don’t want to dis your new tripod, but I saw that tripod at Best Buy a few weeks ago.
I would like to suggest the Slik Pro 700DX AMT-Titanium Alloy Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head (Maximum Height 74.8", Supports up to 15 lbs) at $129 from Adorama.
It is very stable, and hardly any plastic and the all metal quick release head is quite smooth. I bought one locally here and they matched Adorama’s price. No elevator, but that wasn’t much of as issue.
I would still have it if it weren’t for the Bogen my wife got me.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 12:15 PM
I found myself leaning on the tripod a lot at zenith as I was look up and it felt very strong and stable. This tripod, for its intended purpose, fits the need as required and is priced to compliment these binoculars and larger ones later.
I do have a 30-day return policy and will take advantage of it if I decide the tripod does not perform its required task to my expectations.
BTW, I found my local Value Village...thought I was at the County Swap Meet! Interesting place, to say the least!
Posted 28 March 2004 - 02:23 PM
The important thing is that it works for you. Just see if you can find the Slik around town somewhere and take a look at it before your return period is over.
Yes Value Village is an interesting place! I got some nice old 7X50 binos there for $29. A LOT of junk though. :rollgrin:
Posted 28 March 2004 - 02:33 PM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 05:36 PM
Sounds like you've had a little clear weather, too. great...wish i could say the same. It's been cloudy for a good week now, with no clearing in sight.
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Posted 07 April 2004 - 01:04 PM
I decided to get me a Sunpak from Best Buy for $99.00.
It sounds like it does the job other tripods do for about half the price! I'll use it with my 15x70 and 20x80LW Obies.
Thank you for the recommendation Tom,
Posted 07 April 2004 - 01:06 PM
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 03:29 PM
Ray, have you had a chance to use the 20x80s on the tripod?
Just a quick update. I decided to keep the tripod since it does work as expected. It is a little bit of a light weight, but I consider that a positive in the fact that I can roam the yard (front and back) quickly. The mount itself is sturdy enough and stable enough that my prolonged leaning on it has not hurt it in any way.
Zenith viewing is very uncomfortable since it is just an awkward position to begin with. I wouldn't mind having a 45 degree l-bracket to help alleviate some of that problem...I may have to fabricate something that will bring the binoculars away from the tripod and also increase their elevation by about 3 more inches.
Clear skies to all, Tom
Posted 09 June 2004 - 09:38 PM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:54 PM
And of course the forecast is looking pretty ugly for the next couple of days. At least the river near my house is back in its bank.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 01:08 PM