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Padcaster Fluid Head Tripod/Monopod

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Padcaster Fluid Head Tripod/Monopod
Key Features
  • Supports up to 13.2 lb
  • Independent Leg Adjustments
  • Removable Leg Creates Monopod
  • Waterproof Zipper Carry Bag
For DSLR, mirrorless, iPad, smartphone, and action cameras, the Padcaster Fluid Head Tripod/Monopod is a flexible support platform that allows you to work on flat or uneven surfaces, undersling your camera for low shots, or remove one of the legs to create a monopod with a pan/tilt head. Supporting up to 13.2 lb, the tripod features a sliding balance plate so you can balance your camera and create smooth pans and tilts without having to fight the weight of your camera.
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Padcaster PCTRIPOD Overview

For DSLR, mirrorless, iPad, smartphone, and action cameras, the Padcaster Fluid Head Tripod/Monopod is a flexible support platform that allows you to work on flat or uneven surfaces, undersling your camera for low shots, or remove one of the legs to create a monopod with a pan/tilt head. Supporting up to 13.2 lb, the tripod features a sliding balance plate so you can balance your camera and create smooth pans and tilts without having to fight the weight of your camera.

Featuring three-leg sections with clip locks, you can easily adjust the height of the legs, and the head's built-in bubble level makes leveling your camera a breeze on either flat or uneven surfaces. The tripod features a telescoping center column that mounts on one of the removable legs, and an integrated spring-loaded hook lets you hang weight to increase stability.

The tripod head supports up to 13.2 pounds and helps create smooth pans and tilts
With its three-section legs and telescoping center column, the Padcaster Tripod/Monopod can work on the ground or on a tabletop, and it's compact for travel and storage
Features a 3/8"-16 mounting hole on the side for mounting accessories, removable spike feet for shooting outdoors, and a spring-loaded hook for adding extra weight
Standard quick release plate with a permanent stopping plug holds the 1/4"-20 screw in place, and the head comes with a 3/8"-16 mounting screw as well as the 1/4"-20 screw in the plate with a locating pin
The included pan handle can be mounted on either side of the head
UPC: 737488068016

Padcaster PCTRIPOD Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male with Locating Pin
1 x 3/8"-16 Male
Head
Bubble Level1
Accessory Mounting1 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlTilt: Continuous
Pan: Fixed
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+90° to -70°
General
Load Capacity13.2 lb / 6 kg
Maximum Working Height71" / 180.3 cm
Minimum Working Height22" / 55.9 cm
Closed Length22" / 55.9 cm
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Sections4
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesLeveling
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.36 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.8 x 6.5 x 5.9"

Padcaster PCTRIPOD Reviews

Exactly What I Needed

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-23

I have 2 and I now use them every day. The tall height, the fluid head, and the monopod feature are all things I use regularly.

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I have fully loosened the pan and tilt locks and ...

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Is anyone can tell what are specs for this tripod ...

Is anyone can tell what are specs for this tripod ?
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Hi, I have one question. Can the fluid head be ...

Hi, I have one question. Can the fluid head be removed from the center column? I understand it might be a stretch, but if it is removable, how much does that fluid head weight?
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