Looking for a light-weight, compact and budget-wise rig to be used with my angled ED50, I bought a Obo TS360C carbon fiber tripod, equipped with a small ball head and quick release plate: very happy so far!
The set is quite light (1250g) and packs easily inside my small backpack (45cm when folded with the ballhead on), it can also be converted into a monopod and IMHO it comes at a very good price (72€ shipped).
It supports easily this scope (max loading weight 8Kg), but in windy conditions I hang my backpack to the spring hook placed at the bottom of the centre post to dampen vibrations, yet when fully extended the tripod is not very steady (I usually hold it with my hand when at full zoom), I prefer to use it while sitting down or kneeling when possible.
Here's a shot of this set taken during IWC count the other day.
- Max -
Last edited by gmax : Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 09:22.