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The Binocular Advisor

The Tripod Advisor

by Michael and Diane Porter

Tripod KitsDiane PorterThere's a bewildering variety of tripods and heads. Michael and Diane studied and tested them with various spotting scopes to determine what are good combinations for serious birders. Here are some outstanding choices.

Feel free to give us a call at 800-779-7256. You can also order online at the Birdwatching Dot Com Store.

TRIPOD-AND-HEAD KITS (Manfrotto Tripods)

 $315   -  $284.87

Alaska Kit

ALASKA KIT II

Efficient, high-quality tripod kit for any birding scope. The most economical tripod to do the job.

Tripod: Manfrotto Aluminum
Head: Manfrotto Fluid Head

The Manfrotto MT190X3 is our top choice in an aluminum tripod for spotting scopes. New in 2014.

The Manfrotto 128RC Fluid Head pans and tilts smoothly.

Free shipping to US 48 States.

 $571   -  $514.767

Blue Ridge Kit

BLUE RIDGE KIT

The Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod is lighter weight but less costly than Gitzo carbon fiber tripods.

Tripod: Manfrotto Carbon Fiber
Head: Manfrotto Fluid Head

The Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3 brings carbon fiber technology at an affordable price. New in 2014.

The Manfrotto 128RC is our best-selling tripod head.

Free shipping to US 48 States.

 $862   -  $774.87

Cape May Kit

CAPE MAY KIT

The Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod is paired with a Gitzo head designed especially for birders.

Tripod: Manfrotto Carbon Fiber
Head: Gitzo Birding Head Ser. 2

The Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3 brings carbon fiber technology at an affordable price. New in 2014.

Gitzo Series 2 GH2720QR "Birding Head" is the premier tripod head.

Free shipping to US 48 States.

TRIPOD-AND-HEAD KITS (Gitzo Carbon Fiber Tripods)

 $1090   -  $949.95

Machu Picchu Kit

MACHU PICCHU II KIT

Great for smaller scopes. Pack this in your carry-on bag! Tripod folds to a mere 16.73 inches.

Tripod: Gitzo Traveler
Head: Gitzo Counterbalance

The Gitzo GT 1542T Traveler is tiny but has the strength of carbon fiber

Gitzo Counterbalance G2180 head weighs only 1.2 lb. Removable handle.The whole kit weighs only 3.4 lbs.

Free shipping to US 48 States.

 $1067   -  $959.98

Point Pelee Kit

POINT PELEE KIT

Superb lightweight tripod kit will work even with an 80 or 85 mm scope.

Tripod: Gitzo Mountaineer Ser. 1
Head: Gitzo Counterbalance Head

The Gitzo GT1532 Series 1 carbon fiber tripod legs combine strength with light weight.

Gitzo G2180 Counterbalance Head is tiny but has exceptional smoothness of operation.

Free shipping to US 48 States.

 $939   -  $799.95

Guatemala Kit

GUATEMALA KIT

CLOSEOUT (while stock lasts) — Super bargain on a high-end Gitzo carbon fiber tripod and Manfrotto fluid head to use from a seated position.

Tripod: Gitzo Mountaineer Ser. 0 Carbon Fiber
Head: Gitzo Counterbalance Head

This Gitzo GT0532 Series 9 tripod is too short for some adults to use with a scope. The extended length is 55 inches. However, it is excellent for use while seated, or for a child.

Gitzo G2180 Counterbalance Head is tiny and lightweight but has exceptional smoothness of operation. While stock remains. Free shipping to US 48 States.

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