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denis0007dl

Recommend mount for MS 20x110 binoculars

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Hello to all!

Please recommend me some mounts for 20x110 Marine Series binos, preferably lighter as it could be, because easier transport and handling.

Thank you!

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Unfortunately Denis, this instrument and light weight do not go hand in hand! As a minimum I can highly recommend this tripod.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-475B-Digital-Pro-Tripod/dp/B000A2JU7M

This head also copes reasonably well I found.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-Size-Flat-Video-MVH502AH/dp/B006TZE0UQ

Ideally, although not light weight, (and expensive!) the Universal Astronomics Millenium Mount would be superb.....

http://www.scsastro.co.uk/catalogue/universal-astronomics-unimount.htm

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The 475B is certainly a good tripod, but does flex a bit at full extension under the weight of my 100mm Miya, which is about the same weight as the 110 TS Marine. I found the 501 head just about usable,  but really needed the atitude tension doig up tight for high elevation objects, because the turning moment gets huge.

An alternative to the Millennium (shorter, hence lighter) is the T-Mount. I have mine on a surveyor tripod; extremely rigid platform. The UA kit seems expensive, but it is extremely durable. I must have had thousands of hours out of my T-mount, and it's as good as the day I got it.

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The links don't seem to work Denis?

Click the Union Flag near top left of page. :laugh:

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Ah, suddenly it becomes clear, thanks Steve!

I've never used either of those type of mounts so not really qualified to comment, but the Omegon fork mount certainly looks up to the task. I suppose if light weight and portability is paramount, either would suffice (accepting the limitations of using a straight through instrument on such designs)

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