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The Charles 2.0 Tripod

The Charles 2.0 Darkness Magnesium Alloy Tripod with AirHed Pro Ball Head from 3 Legged Thing is an incredibly stable tripod that's perfect for landscape, astrophotography, studio work and more. Setting up is a breeze with 3-section legs and a single section centre column. It's made from aerospace-grade magnesium alloy, making it lightweight and durable, and boasting an impressive 18:1 load to weight ratio. It has a robust 88-pound load capacity and a maximum height of 194.05 cm, yet weighs only 2.44 kg and folds down to a compact 60.96 cm.

Modular and versatile, the Charles 2.0 offers many different configurations all from a single tripod. Its 3 detachable legs enable conversion to monopod or tabletop tripod. Three individually adjustable leg angles allow use on uneven terrain, and the removable / reversible center column means that photographers can shoot from above or right down at ground level. It is easy to take apart for maintenance and cleaning, and the unique parallel leg lock and cap design prevents accidental disassembly. The patented Tri-mount plate includes a double-ended mounting bolt with 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 threads, plus multiple mounting points, making it easy to mount a variety of tripod heads or other accessories.

The included AirHed Pro ball head can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Under the primary locking knob is a panoramic base with locking knob, which allows the head to rotate 360°. The included QR-Octa quick release plate can be attached to the integrated clamp at the top of the head by tightening or loosening the clamp's knurled, locking knob. The plate has dual retaining screws are included on the underside of the plate to prevent the plate from accidentally sliding off the ball head when the clamp is opened.

  • AirHed Pro ball head with QR-Octa quick release plate Removable center column for close to ground-level shooting
  • Aerospace-grade magnesium alloy construction
  • 3 detachable legs enable conversion to monopod, boom arm, or tabletop tripod
  • Individually adjustable leg angles: 23-, 55-, and 80°
  • Load to weight ratio of 18:1
  • Unique parallel leg locks with cap to prevent accidental disassembly
  • Patented Tri-mount plate with multiple mounting points
Head Type Ball Head
Base Mount 3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels 1
Friction Control Yes
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Ball Sphere Diameter 3  cm
Vertical Tilt 90°
Panning Range 360°
Load Capacity 40 kg
Maximum Working Height 194 cm
Max Height without Center Column 149 cm
Minimum Working Height 23.1 cm
Closed Length 61.0 cm
Materials Magnesium Alloy
Weight 2.44 kg
Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
Leg Positions 3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Sections 3
Leg Diameter 2.9 cm (Maximum)
2.3 cm (Minimum)
Bubble Level Yes
Feet Features Rubber, Removable
Maximum Working Height 201 cm
Leg Sections 3
Monopod Foot Features Removable, Rubber
Center Column Features Ballast Hook
Center Column Shape Round
Center Column Extension Type Rapid
Center Column Diameter 2.6 cm

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

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  • Microfiber Tripod Head Bag
  • Clamshell Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

from 3 Legged Thing Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.