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    What is a quality lightweight tripod

    For all but backpack hunts, I use a large, heavy, stable Manfrotto tripod. I've packed that heavy tripod many miles. I would like to get equivalent stability but save some weight. I have been thinking about investing in a carbon fiber tripod. I use it for my spotting scope, 15x56 Swaros and also to shoot off. Does anyone have recommendations for me.
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    Slik 634. Would be a good choice.........

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    The pro master 525 is another good option.

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    Uh, I have a Manfrotto mt294c3 w/700rc2 head an outdoorsmans tripod adapter. It is carbon fiber and if you are looking for a tripod even you can stand up behind, this is it. 4 lbs 11 oz with adapter which is a little on heavy side but it Is stable. If you don't want to stand up behind it, I'd look at the slik 634 or a gitzo. I am looking at both options for backpacking.

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    +1 for the ProMaster 525 Tripod. S and S Archery has a good video for the ProMaster and I think the Slik Tripod.

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    +2 for the Promaster 525T and 6160 head from S&S

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    With regards to cheaper heads, the PH111-V is way better than the 6160.

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    Good stuff guys, keep it coming. Here is the S&S Archery video link for future reference:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srKi4GeQ5Rc#t=27
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    Gitzo 1542T Traveler with an Outdoorsman's pan head. 2 1/2 lbs and you can glass standing up, plus it packs down into a short package. Price is the only compromise.

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    Sony VCT-R100 Lightweight Compact Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
    I have been really happy with this so far. This easily straps to the back of my bag when heading in or out. It colapses really small and can fit inside while day hunting. I have put my DSLR with a big lense on it, and you just need to be smart about the balance. I would be confident with a small spotter, maybe not a big one. I don't plan to stand and glass, so this shorter unit is well worth the weight/space savings to me.

 

 

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