...the tripod was delivered in excellent condition and well worth the wait (click for more).
Brand new from Garrett Optical!
Our new Series 3000 Tripod + Head combo is designed to be simply the best value out there in an affordable medium-duty tripod for binocular astronomy. Essentially comparable to the much more expensive Bogen/Manfrotto 128RC head with 055XDB tripod. Specifically designed for use with our range of astronomical binoculars, it can accommodate observers of virtually any size with a fully-extended height of 78 inches (that's right, 6 feet, 6 inches!)
Better yet, this tripod is extremely well built of heavy aluminum tubing, with a cast-aluminum pan head and comfortable rubber grips on two of the three legs. Includes a quick release plate with a standard 1/4"-20 thread and a rubber-padded pan handle. Weighs 8.5 lbs., and the head has an 11 pound (5 kg) capacity. Expect a 1-2
second damping (vibration settling) time with a 5.5-lb. load, and a 2-3
second damping time with a 8.3-lb. load. Also works great for digital
SLR's and other cameras. Comes with a nice padded carry bag and is covered by our 2-year warranty.
This tripod can be used to support binoculars up to our 8.3-lb. Gemini 20x90 model. The best choice for our 10+ pound binoculars is the Series 5000 tripod.
Pricing: $170, or just $140 when purchased with certain new binoculars!
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the
manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.