After much research I came across the "Manfrotto Neiger MVH500AH fluid". For just over 100 EUR a very affordable model. I had zero experience with fluid Neigern and was wondering what to expect after ordering. The delivery went Amazon typically afloat and only two days later I held the product in his hands. He quickly unpacked and mounted on tripod's. The Assembly proceeded simple and all the necessary utensils are supplied accessories available.
Even I got a smile on your face. Exactly what I had hoped for. Beautifully crafted, very stable, not too small and not too bulky, a sufficiently long, stable exchange plate and an extremely smooth running in all directions. WOW. I quickly grabbed my "stuff" and went to test the head in practice in the sewage farms at Münster.
After hours of birdwatching sessions is clear to me: This head delivers what it promises. Bird watching with the spotting scope this is ideal. Whether fast or slow pans, clean, minimal alignment at any time. Also, the locking wheel engages outstanding. The quick-change basis and the clamp are well and even with long walks to the head in combination with a carbon tripod is very comfortable to wear.
Meanwhile, I saw this already in some Neiger Orni colleagues in action. So the overall positive properties also seem to inspire others. And the evaluation here at Amazon's also correspondingly well.
Who is looking for an affordable, well-made, stable and clean current Neiger for his spotting scope will find them here.
A sturdy tripod should however also be present, for he who saves there, after-as-front has no great pleasure in bird watching ...