Tripod tips for long distance glassing: Part 1

Long distance glassing tips with tripod

Glassing long distance with a Sirui tripod and Zeiss Victory Harpia 95mm spotting scope. Photo credit: Brady Miller

Each year we hear a lot of questions revolving tripods. After all, a quality tripod will make or break your glassing success. Below are several of the most common questions I get asked. I hope these help you out when deciding what tripod to buy and also some tips on using them in the field.

Also, for all your optics or tripod questions, you can always email me at or call me at (702) 847-8747 | Ext. 2. I'm always happy to help you out in selecting the perfect optic package.

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You can check out part two of this article series by clicking on the blue button below:

Tripod Tips Part Two

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