Improved ergonomics make operating the tripod more comfortable and seamless. Additional ¼”-20 sockets along the outside of the tripod’s apex allow you to attach optional accessories and shoulder-strap mounts. The Mark 2 tripods are faster to lock/unlock and hold up better to the elements. Redesigned twist-locks prevent grit and debris from contaminating the threads. We added a vent at the top of each leg to allow efficient air transfer when extending or collapsing, for rapid deployment and takedown.
New twist locks with integrated wipers to keep particles out of the locking mechanism, providing better resistance to the elements
New improved knurling pattern feels better on your skin
New collets replace the old locking gibbs, reducing lock engagement to half the travel to lock and unlock faster with less effort
New O-rings help keep threads clean and smooth while providing better tactile feedback
New vented clevis design allow legs to collapse faster without pressure buildup
New threaded sockets on the sides of the apex provide better placement for accessories like QD attachments or a BC-18
Patent-pending Taper Lock System secures the ballhead inside the apex making it unable to slip
Offset Leg Joints: Tripods must occasionally withstand tremendous bending and torsion loads. It is crucial that the leg angle stops and all other structural joints are well supported. Our patented offset leg joints fully support the leg angle stops allowing loads to be transferred straight through the strongest members of the tripod. This also means the tripod is more compact when collapsed.
Rubber Ball Feet: Large diameter teardrop shape keeps leg sidewalls from touching the ground even at the lowest settings and makes positive contact with the ground at virtually any angle.
Anodized, Type 3 Black
High strength to weight ratio
Made from CNC-machined 6061 T6 Aluminum
Solid ring apex for strength and reliability
Ergonomic spring-loaded pull tabs with visual lock/unlock