High dollar fluid heads. Why?

Duck90

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Hey fellas, like many of you I'm redialing in my gear for the rockies this year. I've upgraded binos, went with Maven B2s 11x45s. I have an outdoorsman bino adapter on the way and have a camofire gem in a vanguard veo tripod and fluid head. I like the set up, but curious whether or not a upgrade would be beneficial. For the higher dollar fluid heads: if I am only running binos on the tripod, would I notice much of an improvement? Or are the more robust fluid heads catered more towards the heavier optics like spotting scopes and giant cameras?
 

Duck90

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That's the line of thinking I had, just wanted some verication from someone who has a bit more of expirence.
 

fishing4sanity

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+1 on what Schaaf recommended. Use what you have for now and if you start using it for photography/video or a big spotter, then look into an upgrade.
 

Duck90

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+1 on what Schaaf recommended. Use what you have for now and if you start using it for photography/video or a big spotter, then look into an upgrade.
That's what I was hoping to hear. That extra money will be going towards my credit card bill if I draw a couple of the tags I applied for. Thanks for the help
 

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+1 on what Schaaf said. I'd include camera/filming equipment with big spotters though too, whether it be digiscoping or just straight camera work.
 

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Have the Sirui VA5 head and love it. Excellent for gridding with binos and awesome when I switch to my spotter. Much better than the previous heads I’ve used. Picked it up for $150 on amazon a couple yrs ago. You don’t need to spend the money of a manfrotto, gitzo, or outdoorsman
 

Find Kill Stuff

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Have the Sirui VA5 head and love it. Excellent for gridding with binos and awesome when I switch to my spotter. ...$150... don’t need to spend the money of a manfrotto, gitzo, or outdoorsman

I have the same. Great product and it doesn't break the bank. I agree, I have no need for the high dollar models.
 

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