8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
astronomy tripod, 22 Sep 2009
Unlike other reviewers I purchased this tripod for use with astronomy binoculars which weigh 3 Kilograms.Unlike photography I have to use vertical angles of up to 90 degrees(or directly overhead).The tripod head enables me to do this and it holds the binoculars rock steady at any angle. If the head is slapped,vibration settles down in a couple of seconds, which is well within normal limits. Also the head revolves horizontally a full 360 degrees which is great for astronomy. All in all the tripod exceeded my expectations and is just about perfect for astronomy use.
As to the reviewer who was concerned about oil on the ball, of course it would be better if the ball was teflon coated. But in normal use the ball is most unlikely to be touched and should not be a problem.
At less than £40 from Consoletronic this tripod has got to be bargain of the year.