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Old Aug 9, 2003, 4:07 PM   #1
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Default Digiscoping tripod recommendation

Just acquired a Celestron 102mm spotting scope with a tripod mount. To be connected to a digital camera for terrestrial photography and the heavens. Scope weight is 5 lbs. and 21 inches in length, camera 1 lb.
What tripod & or head woud some of you recommend understanding that my budget is VERY limited. Will be used on our backyard deck most of the time. :P
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Old Aug 10, 2003, 1:11 AM   #2
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Figure out the weight of your entire system. Camera, loope (if you will use one), flash (if you'll use one) All of it. That will be the initial factor which will limit what you can get. Weight limits on tripods seem to be about 13, 17, 24lbs.

I got a 13lb myself, but I spend the money and got a carbon fiber one because I needed light. I carry it around on hikes. I'll use it with my scope and with my camera. This doesn't apply to you.

I get the feeling that most people video heads (pan/tilt) and not ball heads. I find the video head I have is a bit heavier and slower in up/down pan than I'd like. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet (time is running out on returning it.)

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