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    vortex summit ss

    Does anybody know what the difference is between the vortex summit ss tripod and the summit ss-p. Besides thethe fact that the ss-p is the new version. Whats the changes? Seems like its a good compromise on quality, weight, and price.

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    Looks like pan head versus ball head.

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    oh duh, guess I should pay more attention, thank you sir.

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    You should give Hardstalk a PM. Also BB will tell you the ins and outs of this when he sees this thread. He's our resident optics Pro
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    Sounds good. I wonder if either of them has used this setup. I just got a new razor 11-33 for backpacking, so i dont need a real heavy duty tripod. I also like how small it goes.

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    Ive played with the summit ss. I recommend it for a minimalist approach. If binos and a 50 are your max optic burdens it will DO. If the winds pick up youll be hunkered down on your butt. The shake under windy conditions gets a bit tiresome.

    Like I said though, with the 50 under "normal" (everyones def. differs) conditions it will do.

    The difference between the summit ss and the ss-p is the P model offers the panhead. I have not had any time behind the ss panhead. I do prefer panhead style for any spotting scope use personally. To me the ball head is kind of a pain when panning. Its super touchy and limiting.
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    I like the panheads better also but its not available yet so i'll be waiting for it.

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    I have the Summit SS (ball head) and it works for me. I backpack hunt and need to save the room so I went with it. I have the Nikon ED50 and the tripod works for the small 50mm. I have not seen the quality of the pan head the SS will be coming with, but as long as it is not plastic I think it will be a nice choice.
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