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how do skymaster 20x80s attach to a tripod?


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i am trying to figure out what the central vertical attachment bar actually screws onto on a tripod. will a normal quick release plate hold it steady? these bins seems like they need something substantial to screw into so i am trying to decide if i need a different tripod head to hold them. if u have any pix that show how it attaches i would be grateful.

Ta' in advance.

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I have a pair and they screw in just fine onto a removable baseplate.

The centre bar allows you to slide the bins up and down the shaft allowing you to balance them better depending on the angle you're viewing at.

just to clarify, is the baseplate the one that comes with your tripod head or something that comes with the bins?

sorry for being a bit thick but if u can post a couple of pix that would be great.

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Comes with the tripod mate. It's a standard thread on the bottom of the bins.

its just the baseplate i have doesn't seem to have an awful lot of thread to screw into the base of heavy bins but if u say that's good enough to hold it then fair enough.

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What make is your tripod/head?

If it is a Manfrotto/Bogen than with one of their heads you should be OK. Benbo have a good range too as they specialise in tripods for nature photographers.

My tripod is a Manfrotto with a 'basic' up/down' Manfrotto head. The only thing I can fault with 20x80 binoculars (I also use 7x50's) is that once you go past fifty degrees up, you have to become a contortionist at the same time as a stargazer.

Another option to consider is a monopod.

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I have 2 different heads, both unbranded chinese. One is a ball/joystick grip and the other is a 3 axis alt az. both have removable plates and both manage the 20x80s with ease. In fact both managed an ST80 with ease as well and that was far bulkier than the 20x80s

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What make is your tripod/head?

If it is a Manfrotto/Bogen than with one of their heads you should be OK. Benbo have a good range too as they specialise in tripods for nature photographers.

My tripod is a Manfrotto with a 'basic' up/down' Manfrotto head. The only thing I can fault with 20x80 binoculars (I also use 7x50's) is that once you go past fifty degrees up, you have to become a contortionist at the same time as a stargazer.

Another option to consider is a monopod.

tah for that. i am just trying to establish if the tripod/head i already have are ok for big bins coz i don't want to be forking out for any extra bits . this is what i have , bought with photgraphy in mind:

http://www.redsnappe...3_Way_Head.html

this is ok for 15x70s but 20x80s are a fair bit heavier. the specs for this combo do say they will take the weight so its all down to the strength of the attachment.

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