I bought a scope this spring that came with a rather cheap tripod. Well the plastic tripod head attachment broke while I was using it, causing my scope to fall and break. Fortunately the company is covering the scope under warranty.
But I am looking for a better tripod and tripod head. Any recommendations for a smaller budget? Does anyone have a tripod they might want to sell?
I don't know a lot about tripods but I have a Manfrotto 7322 CY Carbon Fibre one. It is VERY lightweight, which is great almost all of the time. My brother has the same one but also one that's still carbon fibre but has much heavier legs. The time I found this made a difference was in Nome on the beach seawatching in windy conditions. If you're going to be carrying more than standing on windy beaches I would go for a lighter one.