Spotters Help with tripod heads

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Looking for a good, smooth tripod head but not sure what to get. Main uses are glassing while hunting and spotting for target shooting.

Don’t care too much about weight although I don’t want an overly heavy head. Price range would be 350-400 or less. I really don’t want to spend more than that.

Looking to mount it on a slik 833 tripod and use with a kowa tsn 99a spotter
 

pineoak

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I am a HUGE fan of the Anvil head for shooting. For glassing & spotting, something with a rotating base is preferable.

Given the light weight of optics, a lot of the lower priced options should work fine.
 

theLBC

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    i think if you aren't going to shoot from it, a fluid head might be preferable. maybe call doug at cameralandny.com.
     

    cameraland

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    Take a look at the Revic FH1. It's a fantastic head.
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    parshal

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    Anvil with their panning adapter works great for glassing and lets you use the Anvil to full potential shooting.
     

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    The Anvil 30 from Really Right Stuff is where it’s at for heads. There is a knock off leofoto version for half the price that works pretty good. Although I find that it seems to bind a little when you cinch it down.
     
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    912173

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    I'm also in the same boat. I just got an anvil-30 for shooting and want to use my old p.r.s.t. tripod for spotting. A fluid head might be the way to go for just spotting. I'm not sure if I dig the handle hanging off the side though.
     

    tex68w

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    I have a tripod for glassing/spotting/LRF and one for shooting. Just moved to the Anvil 30 for shooting, such a nice setup. For glassing/panning I prefer a small handle but that's just me.