If you are in loved with nature and you want to invest in your hobby of spotting different activities in the wilderness, from the mating of the zebras to the migration of the wild docks, tripod stands for spotting scope will come in handy on every trip you take.
Besides spotting scopes, cameras, as well as binoculars or telescopes can be places on the tripods for easier manipulations with the gadgets. Usually a tripod is functional for improving the steadiness when using magnification instrument, or when you need to support the weight of large instruments. They are consisted of two parts, and that is the tripod head on which you place your instrument and the three sided leg set. For this you should have a great spotting scope already. Kim told me about this great site where you can view the best spotting scopes for hunting.
You can purchase a tripod set with the two parts merged together for cheaper prices, but there is the problem of not being able to change the head or some parts of the legs if something gets broke or damaged. If your pocket allows you, you can purchase a spotting scope stand of interchangeable type, meaning that you need to buy both pieces, legs and head, and combine them to make it functional. Keep in mind that bigger instruments require bigger heads too.
Considering the height, there are three types of tripods that can be used for your optical devices.
Compact tripods are most useful for spotting scope enthusiasts. It may be too large to use it on a table, but will be really comfortable using it when you sit on your chair. They are definitely the first choice of mountain hunters and backpackers. Spotting scopes of maximum of 70 mm will be ideal for the compact tripods, but the good choices vanish when you use 80 mm sized for example.
The full sized tripod will come in handy for users of average height when using a spotting scope or a camera. But don’t consider the meaning of full size literally, as it is always necessary to match the weight and the strength of the tripod with the weight and size of the spotting scope or camera. It is impossible to find a tripod that is stable enough and cheap enough at the same time. Whenever you have a heavier load to put on it, be ready to pay more for the tripod.
The smaller of all are the table top typed tripod stands, which aren’t the best choice when using a spotting scope. The reason is that these tripods won’t be able to sustain heavier loads put on them.
So make your decision, purchase a tripod and enjoy the beauties around us.
With help from: http://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk/