The TP-243 is the strongest, most versatile, feature-rich ground and tabletop tripod on the market. We created a height-adjustable pod that handles 500mm and 600mm lenses with ease and manages practically any terrain. The TP-243 gets our tripod heads as low to the ground or deck as possible, handles grime from working in the dirt and is field‑strippable. The reversible bottom leg sections have a stainless steel spike at one end for rugged outdoor use and a rubber tip on the other for indoor and table-top use.
MADE IN THE USA
Down to the smallest screw.
Entirely CNC machined 6061T aluminum or stainless steel. All aluminum is Type III hard anodized (black) for maximum abrasion resistance. We ruled out carbon fiber for three reasons: 1) carbon fiber is not abrasion resistant and does not handle abuse well; 2) we wanted more heft – weight is a two edged sword in that we like light weight for carrying, but nothing trumps mass for stability and we like as much weight as practical for steadily handling telephoto/macro equipment; 3) vibration-dampening aspect of carbon fiber is of minimal benefit for a tripod this short.
Reversible bottom leg sections have a stainless steel point at one end for rugged outdoor use and a rubber tip on the other end for indoor/table-top use. Spring-loaded stop-button is depressed for easy removal.
4-position legs for maximum positioning flexibility. Minimum height is only 1.9" (48mm).
Super robust. Rated load capacity is 50lbs (23kg), but it can handle much more than that; more weight than any practical photographic application requires!
Two section legs are quick to extend/retract; only one easy-grip knob lock per leg.
Rubber grips are strategically placed on the inside of each leg to provide protection and traction when legs are fully splayed.
Stainless steel screws are black zinc plated to be unobtrusive.
What's in the Box?
TP-243 Ground-Level Tripod
5/32" hex key (required to loosen/tighten leg angle tension, stainless tips and leg extension clamp)
Nylon stud-cover nut
Leg Material: Aluminum
Number of Leg Sections: 2
Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23kg
Max Height: 16.9" / 43cm
Minimum Height: 1.9" / 48mm
Weight: 2.6 lb / 1.2kg
General, wildlife and macro photography with all lenses, including large telephotos above 200mm