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    Posted: March/09/2019 at 16:32
Have a decent tripod now with a pistol grip which drives me crazy when panning to find targets or animals.  Wouldn’t mind spending up to $300.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/09/2019 at 16:40
What kind of tripod is it?  3/8 screw? or bowl on top?

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3/8 screw
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/09/2019 at 17:52
Bummer, I hear good things about the pistol grips. Personally I use a fluid head, smooth and precise. Check out Manfrotto.

To add... that looks like a large spotter, what type of tripod are you using. A cheap light weight model isn’t always the most stable depending on what you’re doing.


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Nice panning heads are not cheap.

This is a little over your budget, but a good deal:

Of the less expensive ones, FVH-450 from Field Optics Research is not bad at all.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Nice panning heads are not cheap.

This is a little over your budget, but a good deal:

Of the less expensive ones, FVH-450 from Field Optics Research is not bad at all.

ILya

The Swarovski DH 101 ILya linked to is what I have. Manfrotto makes one like it, they might make Swaro’s. 😉
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