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  1. Hermann

    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    Depends on the conditions ... :cool: I normally use an old aluminium Gitzo that weighs 2.4 kg (+head). In really heavy weather I use a wooden tripod that weighs 3.5 kg (+head). That's not a tripod I'd want to carry longer distances. Definitely not. For comparison: The lightest tripod I use...
  2. Hermann

    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    5'11 means you'll need a fairly tall tripod. For seawatching you definitely don't want to extend the center column a lot. Extending the center column more than a few inches wouldn't work very well in windy conditions. Your budget means most of the top brands (like Gitzo) are out, Gitzos for...
  3. Hermann

    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    Well, for that scope you'll need a stable tripod and a stable head. Lightweight tripods/heads don't work with a scope of that size and weight. A decent head that's not too expensive and allows you to balance the scope is the Manfrotto 500 AH. I use one for my ED 82A, and it does its job nicely...
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