The tallest tripod in the range. Capable of providing a stable platform for cameras up to 44lbs at maximum height of almost 9 feet (105.2 in)! (On the other hand this giant is also capable of a minimum height of just over 17 inches!).
The geared center column is self locking. The legs are braced using telescopic structs for maximum rigidity and the ability to have individually adjustable and lockable angles. Rubber feet with retractable spiked feet and spirit level are standard equipment. Ideal for all large format camera.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I kept making do with old "heavy duty" tripods but really wanted to try the 161MK2 and glad I did. For BIG binoculars it is essential. I use it with the APM 100mm Astronomy Binoculars mated to a custom Yoke. The tripod's sturdy crank height adjustment is essential for comfortable viewing and readily adjusts at full-load without losing pointing. This accommodates objects at different elevation angles and people short to tall. The auto-brake is great and prevents losing control of a heavy payload. The shortest height assumes the legs are all contracted (OK) and that they are nearly "doing the splits" (fairly awkward). A more practical min height is more like 34 inches. The fold-in crank is a bit tough to deploy...takes both hands. It is SO superior to my other tripods...I never use them anymore.