I was looking for a bench top and prone tripod for my 4 pound 11 ounce Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 20-60x80mm spotting scope without breaking the bank. Many recommend the Vanguard VS-82, but I was concerned it wouldn’t go low enough for my needs. I ordered both the VS-82 and a Bestshoot Desktop Mini Tripod to compare, the VS-82 is going back. I am not affiliated with either company, this is not a paid review. I ordered both of these and paid full price from Amazon on 7/17/2019.
The VS-82 feels like a kids toy. The plastic center frame flexes under my scope, flimsy is how I’d describe it. With the legs collapsed they cover a 12” circle, with the legs extended a 15” circle. The height with the center post maxed out and the legs extended is 10.25”, with the legs collapsed and the center post down the height is 7.4”. The two axis head is more appropriate for tripod use, but it’s plastic and doesn’t inspire confidence. Like other reviews noted, the rubber feet are misaligned some they don’t sit flat on the table. I would rate this as a 2-3 star product.
The Bestshoot tripod is all metal construction, making it very stable under my 4 pound 11 ounce scope. The legs have metal tabs that engage against metal lugs for height adjustment. At the lowest setting the legs cover an 18” circle, as the middle position 16” circle, at the highest position 9” circle. There are three fixed height settings; 9.4”, 6.75”, and 3.9”. I wouldn’t trust it at the highest setting with my spotting scope, but it would be fine with my DSLR. The ball head is less than ideal for spotting scope use, but it actually feels pretty solid. It holds my scope steady without having to crank it down, my only potential concern with this tripod is the durability of the ball head over time if it loosens up. The articulating rubber feet work well, and there are three spares in the box. This tripod also shipped in a decent fabric bag, but I’m never going to use it. I would rate this 4.5 stars if I could only because of my concern for ball head durability, but compared to the competition it gets a 5.
|商品尺寸||26.04 x 9.53 x 8.89 cm; 390.09 克|