Originally Posted by Tringa45
For equivalent dimensions carbon fibre will be somewhat stiffer and lighter than aluminium, but dimensions are MUCH more important than the material.
For digiscoping with an ATX 85 I think you are going to need something a LOT more substantial.
Do you have any recommendation? In Thailand, birding is not very famous so there is not variety of selections for tripod. They mostly have small tripods in stores. Gitzo is rare. Manfrotto seems to be quite easy to find in the market.
As I have studied, carbon tripod is better in damping the vibration than an aluminium. If you say that I need somrthing more substantial than 190, should I go for 055 instead?