The Hummingbird tripod is an excellent choice for those seeking a lightweight yet stable platform for a spotting scope, binocular or camera. With four leg sections, three leg angles and an adjustable center column, the tripod can be set in multiple configurations to get the exact height or stance needed for your terrain and conditions. Use the panning handle and tension knob to scan across the horizon in smooth motions and follow your subject as it moves. The Hummingbird is the perfect tripod for any outdoor excursion from bird watching to stargazing and everything in between.
Quick-Release Mounting Plate
Attach a wide range of optical and photographic equipment to your Hummingbird tripod in seconds with the quick-release mounting plate. This broad, square platform with protective padding is ideal for attaching binocular adapters, spotting scope mounting feet, camera gear, and more. The mounting plate can adjust forward or backward depending on your preference and to find the perfect weight balance point.
To up your viewing game, the platform also tilts up to 90° with a lock knob to secure it in place at any angle. For peace of mind, the quick-release plate has a safety mechanism that prevents it from sliding completely out of the pan head without pushing the release button.
Telescoping Center Column
The centre column of the Hummingbird tripod can be extended to raise the tripod head when additional height is needed. To adjust the center column, twist the lock-knob and move the center column to the desired height. The maximum height when the tripod is fully extended is just under 69”.
At the bottom of the center column, there is a ¼ - 20” mounting stud to attach a camera to achieve a unique angle when viewing or imaging.
Adjustable Tripod Leg Angles
Each leg of the Hummingbird tripod can be set at two different fixed angles as well as a fully extended position. Each leg has a leg angle adjustment latch, which is located at the top of the tripod leg, that allows you to lay the leg flat on a surface. There is a bubble leveler to ensure the tripod is level at any level and extension.
Protective Carrying Case
Take your tripod anywhere in its soft woven case with comfortable shoulder strap. When not in use, the case is the perfect place to store your tripod.
Body Material: Aluminum
Head Material: Aluminum
Length - Minimum: 600mm (23.6")
Length - Maximum: 1750mm (68.9")
Length - Centre Column: 580mm (22.8")
Maximum Weight Supportable: 5kg
Leg Sections: 4 Leg Section
Lock Style: Latch
Adjustable Position Shoulder Joints?: Yes, with two stop positions and option of fully flat spread
Center Column Lock: Twist lock
Carrying Case Description: Black woven cloth case; zipper closure with padded adjustable carrying strap and molded Celestron logo on shoulder pad
Mounting Plate: Removable quick release with 1/4-20 mounting bolt; aluminum with rubber padding on mounting surface
Included Accessories: Carry Case with adjustable shoulder strap