Tabletop tripod with three folding legs, A 1/4 (1/4")DIN 4503 tripod thread. Leica #14110 Ballhead recommended.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I bought the tabletop tripod along with the Leica ball head 18 to use as a chest tripod to stabilize my 70-200 mm lens. It works beautifully with a Nikon 5100 as the screw mount is not in the center of the base of the camera but somewhat forward. A bit more difficult with my d7100 and it's dead center screw mount. This problem is solved by using the colar mount on the lens.
I usually do not write reviews. The only reason I'm doing it now is because I'm so happy it worked out and also because this setup is not obvious. I bought this tripod after I returned a Chineese Giottos that just could not support the weight of D200. I used it with D200 and heavy F2.8 70-200 AFS VR and F2.8 AFS 28-70 Nikkors. Absolutely perfect for my intended use on coffee tables during a travel. I could not believe that it would work out so well with the heavy load till I tried. I also bought a Really Right Stuff ball head BH-25 that makes the entire setup very stable. I would not recommend using the tripod without the ball head though. Tripod + ballhead wheight close to nothing and will fit in any camera bag pocket. I was looking for something light, small and stable. Amazingly I found it. Bravo Leica + RRS!!!