Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod

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Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod
$105.99
Item # OR-5378
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  • The Orion HD-F2 Paragon Tripod and Head combo is an ideal grab and go tripod set for binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras or small telescopes.
  • Has a load capacity of 6 lbs. Weighs 7.5 lbs. when full assembled.
  • Heavy duty aluminum tripod built to withstand years of heavy use.
  • Two way fluid pan head provides a steady platform and smooth motion to track your target.
  • 1/4" - 20 quick release plate for easy attachment of most sport optics and cameras.
  • One year warranty.
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Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod

It's a simple fact that if you ever mean to go beyond casual backyard astronomy, you need a field tripod that's absolutely stable, strong enough to endure some hardcore abuse, and still moves with a smooth fluidity despite all that reinforcement. The Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty tripod happily fulfills all three of those requirements, providing heavy-duty support for the largest of astronomy binoculars, cameras, spotting scopes, and telescopes. It is also highly portable, and specifically ideal for use with spotting scopes, cameras, and the smaller refactor and Maksutov-Cassegrain type telescopes.

This model is constructed almost entirely of aluminum, rendering it much more durable at certain key stress points where other tripods tend to fail. It also features large, adjustable legs of aluminum tubing outfitted with robust lock lever clamps for ease of setup and movement. The legs are all designed with graduated reference etchings so that you can quickly extend each leg to the preferred length- a great convenience when trying to setup the tripod in a rush. The legs are tri-braced to the center elevator housing for enhanced stability. The tripod is 72" tall when fully extended, putting the kind of huge astronomical binoculars this piece was primarily designed for comfortably at eye level for most people.

What is more, the Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod was designed with an accurate, two-way fluid-type pan head. It also includes tension adjustment knobs on both axes for splendidly smooth and highly controlled alt-azimuth motion. The pan head's altitude is fully adjustable due to the hinged hand crank on the aluminum rack-and-pinion elevator post; and panning like this is easy to do the 11"-long adjustable handle. The quick release 1/4"-20 dovetail shoe makes attaching and detaching your instruments from the pan head simple. Other useful features include the convertible spike and cushion feet modes, and built-in bubble level.

  • Weight rating: 6 lbs.
  • Height range of mount: 28.50 in. - 72.00 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled: 7.5 lbs.
  • Each tripod leg measures 1-3/16" in maximum diameter. The Paragon HD-F2's elevator shaft is 1" in diameter, with 13-1/2" of travel. Height fully extended 72"; folds to 31-1/2". Weighs 7.5 lbs.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-5378
Manufacturer Orion
Type Photographic Tripod/Head Kit
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Tripod/Monopod Min. Height 28.50 inches
Tripod/ Monopod Max. Height 72 inches
Weight Capacity 6 lbs.
Leg Type Tripod
Material Aluminum
Photo Tripod Thread Size 1/4"
Legs Fixed or Folding? Folding
Weight of Tripod/Monopod 7.5 lbs. fully assembled
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  • Paragon HD-F2 field tripod
  • Quick-release dovetail shoe
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