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#1 Guilherme Lessa

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:19 AM

Hello, my friends. It's been a while since I don't write, but I keep coming back to check the discussions.

 

So, I'm considering buying a tripod for my Fujis 10x50 and came across this one: https://produto.merc...dc-79cef042f69a

 

I'm sorry about it being in portuguese.

 

What I'm wondering is if the tripod adaptor will fit my Fuji or does it require a specific adaptor. If so, where could I buy it?

 

Thank you very much and clear skies to all! 

 

 



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:32 AM

The adapter will fit the Fuji 10x50 FMT-SX2, however I prefer the ridiculously expensive Nikon Tripod Adapter:

 

https://www.amazon.c...i/dp/B00006LS6H

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:34 AM

Things are so expensive in Brazil because of the conversion ratio that I will have to buy a cheap one, unfortunately... Thanks so much!



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:57 AM

The adapter looks like a standard metal adapters being churned out in China - but it's hard to tell from the photo. Is it really metal? In my opinion plastic is not adequate.

 

Also, will the tripod be tall enough when you're looking at the zenith?

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:00 AM

The add says aluminium alloy with polipropilene (whatever this is). 

 

I'm not really worried about the zenith. I live in an apartment with a beautiful view to the southern sky. So I can't really look up to the zenith.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:16 AM

Polypropylene is a plastic. 

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:41 AM

Does that mean it's a no no?

 

I'm not sure I can buy anything better in Brazil...



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:45 AM

No, it may be that the bracket is aluminium and the knob is plastic.

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:18 PM

I'll have to try my luck, I guess... lol



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:28 PM

How do you plan on using a 1.5m tall tripod with your binoculars?  Seems very short unless you have a plan to sit while viewing.  This would seem to me to be every bit as important as the adapter usability.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:32 PM

Oh yes. I have a chair in my balcony. The idea is to view sitting down. 




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