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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    thanks Neil. This one id a bit more pricey but I'm trying to find one used.
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    The head is now about to be ordered! I've been looking around (DPReview) and have found a few concerns with the Innorel RT80C / ST324CF tripod. With a super telephoto lens they seem not optimum. My guess is this won't translate well for my scope (82mm) too. There seems to be a lot of good...
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    This is great. I think I have a way forward. cheers, Carl
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    Perfect. Thanks Pat.
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    Thanks again Joachim. The more I'm reading about this, the more I think I should focus on 'scope mount first, camera mount second'. If I can get them to be universal then thats a bonus. Your recommendation above sounds like a good plan. For the scope I've purchased, do you know what kind of...
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    I've been thinking a bit more about this (probably too much) and I will certainly try my friends camera setup. What worries me somewhat is the gimbal head stability, as well as the possibility of the scope being bashed because someone doesn't tighten the knob that prevents movement in the...
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    Hi Joachim, I'm pretty sure thats not my friend (he's in Montreal, Canada). Now I just need to work out how I'm going to use his tripod COVID times :) Carl
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    thanks Joachim. I will certainly try my friends set up. From what I read from your reply I guess there should be nothing wrong with his camera set up. I'm relatively new to scopes and wanted tonsure that I don't make any costly mistakes. I'll try and do the recommended star test nd see how...
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    Its an angled scope. I'm 5'7 and my son is 5'10. As with anyone, I don't want to overspend but to get the most from the scope I don't want to skimp too. I believe I can get the combination that my friend has for circa $300. this would be good but I'm happy to pay a bit more if its really worth it.
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    Scope and camera tripod and head

    Hi Everyone, I do hope you can give me some advice. I've just bought myself a Nikon Monarch 82ED-A scope based on all of the good advice I've seen here. Now its time to get a good tripod and head! The scope will be used primarily for bird watching mainly over water, and I don't envisage...
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