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Field Optics Research ProMax Ultra FT-6852A Aluminum Tripod

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Field Optics Research ProMax Ultra FT-6852A Aluminum Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 61.7 lb
  • Max Height: 68.6"
  • Min Height: 4.92"
  • Folded Length: 23.2"
The FT-6852A aluminum ProMax Ultra Tripod from Field Optics Research is a lightweight support, weighing only 5.3 lb, that is capable of holding optics weighing up to 61.7 lb. Its three-part telescoping legs with twist locks can extend up to 68.6" tall and shrink to just 4.9" short. The tripod is also portable, measuring only 23.2" tall when folded. Its center column is reversible and comes with an attached ballast hook for additional stability.
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Field Optics Research ProMAX Ultra Overview

The FT-6852A aluminum ProMax Ultra Tripod from Field Optics Research is a lightweight support, weighing only 5.3 lb, that is capable of holding optics weighing up to 61.7 lb. Its three-part telescoping legs with twist locks can extend up to 68.6" tall and shrink to just 4.9" short. The tripod is also portable, measuring only 23.2" tall when folded. Its center column is reversible and comes with an attached ballast hook for additional stability.

Field Optics Research ProMAX Ultra Specs

General
Load Capacity61.7 lb / 27.99 kg
Maximum Working Height68.6" / 174.2 cm
Max Height without Center Column55.3" / 140.46 cm
Minimum Working Height4.9" / 12.4 cm
Closed Length23.2" / 58.9 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Screw
Weight5.28 lb / 2.39 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Bubble LevelNo
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Leg Diameter1.28" / 32.5 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesBallast Hook, Reversible, 3/8"-16 Accessory Mounting Thread
Center Column Sections2
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.9 x 6.3 x 6"

Field Optics Research ProMAX Ultra Reviews

Rock Solid

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-16

I need a rock-solid tripod. I typically zoom to between 2000 mm and 3000 mm to shoot bird portraits. At this magnification any vibration in the tripod results in soft photos. I purchased the FT-6852A because it was designed specifically for extreme strength and stability as an optics platform for long lens photography and similar activities. I have found that it is indeed very sturdy and damps vibration fast. With it, I routinely take tack sharp photos at 3000 mm equivalent. Since I pan the head between shots, I added a FLM leveling base to the top of the center column (under my pan/tilt head). This addition does not affect the features of the center column. The center column (being both separable and reversible) provides two ways to shoot from ground level; and, (being 32 mm in diameter) it also provides a way to quickly change the tripod height without degrading image sharpness. Finally, the tripod comes with a nice padded case that holds the tripod with both my leveling base and pan/tilt head attached.My photos have definitely improved since I bought the FT-6852A. I can transport it easily, set it up quickly, and take sharp photos at very high magnification.

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Although the column can be removed, it would not be fully functional.
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