We look at highly regarded tripod brands, with an overview that includes factors like reputation and customer satisfaction
Tripods for birding
We talk about why tripods are an important part of your bird watching equipment. Once you are clear about how they help, we'll guide you on how to choose the best one for your needs.
Our guides and in-depth reviews cover which features are most important to a tripod, so that you can work out which one is best for your birding habits and circumstances.
Select the right ball head for clear, sharp bird images. This guide covers the essentials in choosing ball heads – weight, stability, movement + more.
Discover key factors to consider when choosing a best tripod head leveler. From load capacity to compatibility, learn how to find the perfect choice.
Birders are divided on whether to use a ball head in the field. We address this, and answer commonly asked questions about ball heads.
Learn how to properly care for and maintain your ball head tripod head with tips on cleaning, preservation, and using it in extreme weather conditions.
Learn the essential steps for repairing and fixing ball heads, including how to troubleshoot common issues like looseness and stuckness.
We compare key features plus pros and cons of ball heads and three-way heads to help you make an informed decision on which will suit you.
A brand offering rugged products and a great warranty, Vortex is many birders’ go-to for optics. Check here for their best tripods for scopes
So many great tripod heads on offer from Manfrotto… how will you ever decide? May we humbly suggest starting with these reviews…
If you’re aware that a Manfrotto tripod is a sound investment, but aren’t sure which model will be best for your spotting scope, we can help.
This shortlist of Gitzo’s top tripod heads aims to help birders looking to choose a stable and smooth-moving support for a spotting scope.
What makes one brand different from another? We cover all the key points to be aware of when selecting a brand for your birding tripod.