My tripod

A tripod is extremely important. The slightest movement is greatly increased when digiscoping due to the high magnification of your scope combined with the optical zoom of your camera. Your images will be blurred as a result. One problem you can't rectify in the computer after the shot is taken is a blurred image.

My advice is to use a strong sturdy tripod that can withstand the elements and easily support the weight of your scope and camera combined.

Also a good tripod head is a bonus, one that allows you to pan and tilt easily with fine adjustment settings, it not as easy as you think to find your subject at 22x magnification.

I use the Olivon TR189 tripod with TRH-11 head, made from aluminum alloy it's sturdy and reliable with low level capability. Retail around £150 for the tripod and £70 for the head.

Olivon TR189 Tripod specs

  • Low level capability, click leg lock, quick release plate with TRH-11 head
  • Maximum Extended height: 189cm
  • Folded length: 55.5cm
  • Weight: 4kg
  • Tripod Max loaded weight: 17kg
  • Head Max loaded weight: 10kg
  • Leg section: 4
  • Leg Diameter: 32mm
  • Leg Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Colour: Black/

Olivon TRH-11 head specs

  • Colour: Black
  • Height: 11cm
  • Weight: 1100g
  • Max load weight: 10kg
  • Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Quick release plate included

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A strong tripod is a must if you want to capture sharp images

The Olivon TR189 tripods low level setting is useful when trying to remain concealed and offers further stability in windy conditions.

The Olivon TRH-11 Tripod head