The Birder® Tripod with Manfrotto 700RC2 Rapid Release Head

$299.95

The Birder® Tripod with the Manfrotto 700RC2 Rapid Release Head offers unparalleled stability with a lighter weight head.
Take advantage of a $40 discount on the price of this tripod with the purchase of any telescope or binocular.
*To get the discount, look for our Special Tripod and Telescope Kits and Special Tripod and Binocular Kits on the tripod page of our website.
Please note: Shipping on tripods is only $12.00 per tripod, and shipping is always free on binoculars and telescopes.

Description

Material: Aluminum alloy
Maximum Load: 21 lbs
Max Height (24° Leg Angle) w/Column Extended: 65″
Max Height (24° Leg Angle) w/Column Retracted: 46″
Folded Length: 26.25″
Number of Leg Sections: 2
Leg Lock Type: Twist Lock (Helical)
Center Column: Smooth-rapid, 23"
Head Mount Thread Size: 3/8″
Weight: 5.35 lbs

Our Birder® Tripod with Manfrotto 700RC2 Rapid Release Head features a Davis and Sanford leg assembly, and has won the praises of birders worldwide for several years. This ingeniously simple design is made exclusively for The Audubon Shop.

Tripods are often overlooked in the scope purchasing experience, but they are a very important piece of the puzzle. A shaky tripod with even the best telescope renders the scope useless. The Birder™ Tripod is an Audubon Shop exclusive that we’ve been marketing for about 16 years, now. Professional birding guides and birders the world over have field tested our tripods since 2000, and consistently rave about them.

The Birder® Tripod is, as far as we know, the only tripod on the market today with two-section legs. Why are we sold on two-section legs (rather than the more common three?). It’s all about stability in the field, on the deck outside or wherever you use your scope. Two sections are significantly more stable than three.

Our Birder® Tripod has been field tested across the globe on challenging terrain and and conditions that run the spectrum. The 23″ center column is longer than most, and extension to the maximum 20″ allows users to view birds in overhead tree canopies or celestial happenings! Lightweight, over-sized aluminum legs and center column reduce vibration better than any birding tripod (including carbon fiber) on the market – we guarantee it!

The Manfrotto 700RC2 Rapid Release Head features a rapid connect plate that allows you to slide your scope or camera off with ease. A secondary locking mechanism assures that your scope stays put. The head pans 360 degrees with a soft handle. Smooth and constant movements on both axes are assured by a fixed system of fluid cartridges. The rapid connect plate features a 1/4″ mounting screw and a VHS pin to attach your scope or camera.

Take advantage of a $40 discount on the price of this tripod with the purchase of any telescope or binocular. Look at our Special Tripod and Telescope Kits and Special Tripod and Binocular Kits, where discounts on tripods have already been made.

  • Aluminum alloy legs
  • Total Weight: 5.35 lbs
  • Legs Weight: 4.2 lbs
  • Head Weight: 1.15 lbs
  • Maximum Height: 65″
  • Minimum height, column retracted: 46″
  • Minimum Height for packing: 26.5″
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Leg diameter top sections: 1.125″ diameter
  • Rubber feet
  • Only one leg lock per leg section
  • Leg locks are simple twist locks (helical), which means no more fumbling with knobs!
  • Soft foam wrapped upper legs, generous 14″ length (for easy shoulder carrying)
  • Center column length: 23″
  • Center column diameter: 1.125″ in diameter (larger than most)
  • Compact and lightweight 2-movement video head with smooth pan and tilt
  • Rapid Connect/Release Plate thread size: 1/4″ with VHS pin attachment

Additional information

Weight 5.65 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 7 x 36 in