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Muleyfanatic

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I have the medium and compact medium. I use the pistol grip head on both of mine and have no complaints on either. One day I may get one that you can use while standing. I don't think the compact medium is worth the extra coin over the medium unless you absolutely need to save a couple of inches in the pack.
 

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I have the tripod adapter on my 8x56. When I don't want to pack in a tripod I attach it to my trekking pole and it really beats using your elbows on your knees to steady the glass.
 

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Glad to see this thread, I've been debating one of these all spring and can't make myself pull the trigger. Sell it to me!
 

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If anyone has any other good recommendations for a good tripod with a fluid head I am all ears as well.

This is my current tripod. When I got it a couple of years ago you had to get the legs and head separately. It is still a decent option for about 2.5lbs, but I am sure their are better things out there, and have been told that my Swaro glass is slumming on it.
http://www.vanguardworld.us/photo_video_us/alta-264ao.html#go-sectionTop
 

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I think there are a bunch of great options out there. I went with this one (http://www.sandsarchery.com/Promaster-XC525c-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-p/proxc525c.htm) and can't say anything bad about it. I'd buy it again if I was in the market.

Good luck with your search!

I am a fan of the S&S guys, but also like to save a buck. The ProMaster you mentioned can be found as a demo unit on CameralandNY for $239.

Also, how do the twist locks hold up? They always make me nervous.
 

npaden

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I have one that I won in a contest a few years ago. I'm a tightwad and hate to spend money on things unless it really is worth it and I'm pretty sure I would have never been able to justify buying one.

With that said, their resale value is exceptional and when they do hit the classifieds they get snapped up really quick. I could probably throw mine up for sale at 80% of retail value and have it sold within a week.

I plan on keeping mine. I really like the pistol grip. It is sturdy and light and it will last for decades.
 

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I am a fan of the S&S guys, but also like to save a buck. The ProMaster you mentioned can be found as a demo unit on CameralandNY for $239.

Also, how do the twist locks hold up? They always make me nervous.

I haven't experienced negative issues with the twist locks on this tripod. It has been a solid design for my use. In the past, I have experienced the rubber on the twist locks coming off but that was with a different manufacturer. In extreme cold weather, I have also snapped the lever locks off of a different manufacturer's tripod...that is part of the reason I've went with the twist style.
 

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