Optics4Birding Discusses Tripod Use in Birding Activities
Daniel Lockshaw, president of Optics4Birding, talks about the benefits of using tripods as part of a birder’s field equipment.
Dedicated birders tend to carry a lot of heavy optical equipment into the field for birdwatching activities, and the president of Optics4Birding knows that tripods can add to the enjoyment of observing birds in their natural habitats. Tripods offer birders many benefits, including helping to stabilize optics for clearer imaging and to help take some of the strain off of tired muscles. “Tripods are great for birders,” says Daniel Lockshaw, president of the company. “If you have a heavy spotting scope or large binoculars, tripods can’t be beat for bearing the weight of those devices for all-day birding.” Birders who also photograph birds in their habitats can appreciate the improved clarity of images when using tripod-mounted optics, helping to eliminate the vibrations and shaking handheld optics can suffer from. Those vibrations can often ruin photographs. To see the full range of tripods the company carries, visit http://www.optics4birding.com/tripods.aspx
The company carries a range of tripods, from slim, compact models to heavier, more stable versions suitable for large spotting scopes and heavy camera equipment. The tripods are available at many price points to suit any birding budget, from beginners to lifelong enthusiasts and researchers. The company also offers birders a line of heads and accessories from respected brands like Manfrotto, Vanguard, Leupold, and Gitzo. The Manfrotto fluid heads, in particular, offer smooth tracking, helping birders capture clear images of the birds they are observing. Many tripods feature quick-detach plates, giving birders more flexibility. “The quick-interchange heads are great for birders with multiple optics,” adds Daniel. “A birder can set up with binoculars, then quickly mount a heavier spotting scope or camera rig onto the tripod with the flip of a switch.”
Optics4Birding was established in Orange County, California, and quickly became known for its incredible selection and some of the best optic prices on the web. It was founded by a group of like-minded birders and bird researchers who saw a need to offer equipment to fellow enthusiasts. In addition to a huge selection of tripods, the company carries a dizzying array of optical equipment, from Zeiss binoculars to Bushnell spotting scopes, Minox and Celestron monoculars, and even a selection of night vision scopes for birders who want to catch nocturnal birds such as owls or wading shorebirds. Brands such as Nikon and Leica round out the offerings, giving birders some of the best equipment choices available anywhere. To learn more about this highly-respected retailer in the birding world, visit http://www.optics4birding.com/
Based in sunny Irvine, California, Optics4Birding offers birdwatching enthusiasts and conservation professionals alike the finest optical equipment available. The company was established by a group of birders and bird researchers to help others find quality binoculars, spotting scopes, night vision scopes, and tripods to make birding more enjoyable. The company’s selection and price are some of the best on the web, and they proudly offer free shipping on most orders.
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