Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod - 05378
The Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod is preferred among professionals around the world! This easily portable tripod can be used with spotting scopes, cameras, big binoculars, and smaller refractor and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes.
Constructed almost exclusively of aluminum, the Orion HD-F2 Paragon Tripod is stronger at key stress points making it more reliable than any cheap substitute. Strength and stability are guaranteed, not to mention the ability to withstand abuse that the great outdoors has been known to provide. Yet this field tripod moves with unbelievable fluid smoothness. It can provide the heavy duty support needed for telescopes such as the Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor telescope, Apex 90, 102 and 127 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes. As well as giant astronomy binoculars, cameras, spotting scopes, and much more.
Is convenient setup and takedown what you're looking for? The Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod will never let you down. Adjustable aluminum-tube legs with robust lock lever clamps as well as graduated reference etchings saves time when in a hurry to witness those once in a lifetime views that just cannot be wasted because you couldn't set up your gear fast enough! The tripod legs are tri-braced to the center elevator housing providing extra needed stability. Full extension is 72" tall putting your equipment at eye level for almost anyone.
The Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty tripod features a precise, two-way fluid-type pan head with tension adjustment knobs on both axes for the smooth, controlled altazimuth motion that you're looking for. Raise or lower your equipment on its aluminum rack-and-pinion elevator post with a hinged hand crank. An 11" long adjustable handle makes panning easier than ever. While attaching and detaching your instrument from the pan head is also made easy with a quick release 1/4"-20 dovetail shoe. Also designed with convertible cushion/spike feet and built in bubble level.
Each tripod leg measures 1-3/16" in maximum diameter. The Paragon HD-F2's elevator shaft is 1" in diameter, with 13-1/2" of travel. Height fully extended 72"; folds to 31-1/2". Weighs 7.5 lb.