The perfect tripod should be stable yet lightweight and easy to operate, requiring minimal knob twisting and lever flipping. The Celestron Regal was designed to be your perfect tripod. It is lightweight (6.04 lb.) and compact, yet it can hold up to almost 9 lb of equipment. The Celestron Regal Tripod is topped with a two-way fluid pan head. The single handle makes it easy to move the head around, while two knobs, located on the same side of the head make it easy to adjust the tension of the pan and tilt. A quick release plate with standard 1/4-20 thread mount makes it easy to attach a spotting scope, binocular, camera, or small telescope to the tripod. The quick release plate also doubles as a balance rail allowing the optic to be balanced when attached to the tripod. For additional peace of mind the quick release plate has a safety mechanism which prevents it from sliding completely out of the pan head without pushing the release button. The aluminum legs of the Regal Tripod are fully adjustable, not just in length, but in their angle as well. Each leg is made up of four sections that can be shortened or lengthened with the flip of a simple lever lock. This makes it easy to make the tripod a little taller or a little shorter as your terrain or needs change. Each leg can also be set to three different angles. If the place you need to set up your tripod is not perfectly flat, the ability to adjust the angle of one or more legs makes all the difference. With the center column fully extended, the maximum height achieved is nearly 69 inches (59 inches with the column down). The center column of the Regal Tripod does more than just go up and down. The bottom end of the column holds a retractable balance hook. This simple device can make all the difference in the stability of your tripod, especially on windy days. Just hang something heavy from the hook like a backpack and you’ll be amazed at the difference. When the hook is not needed, it retracts up into the center column to stay neatly out of the way. Two of the legs come with padded wraps, providing protection for your shoulder when carrying and making it more comfortable to make adjustments during cold weather. The legs also feature retractable spiked feet with the ability to change from rubber to spiked feet if the terrain requires it with the simple turn of the rubber pad. Other features include bubble levels, located on the top of the tripod as well as on the side of the pan head, and a carrying case. The case is the perfect place to store your tripod when not in use, and makes it easy to transport via the shoulder strap.
If you torn between the Regal or the less expensive Trailseeker get the Regal Tripod. Remember you get what you pay for. I returned the Trailseeker because of the "chintzy" quick- release head. IMO it is too small for a bigger spotting scope. One reviewer wrote how he almost dropped his binoculars and it is true. Here are the advantages of the Regal over the Trailseeker.
Just came today (on time) and I unpacked and assembled it (had to attach the Pan-Tilt handle).
I purchased a Celestron 82050 TrailSeeker tripod to use with the but do not feel they work well together.
I bought this to hold a spotting scope for birding. The two foam covered legs, for carrying it with scope on your shoulder with legs extended, are useful, and the included case is well made. However, I returned it because it was too hard to use, with the tilt/pan tension knob on the side of the head rather than in the handle as in most tripods, and it felt unstable and jiggly. Also, the quick release plate did not seat tightly. I replaced it with a Vortex Pro GT tripod which weighs only a few ounces more but is much sturdier (partly due to 3 leg sections, vs. 4 in this one) and easier to use (the handle on the head controls tilt/pan tension), and the Vortex has a much more secure quick release plate.
A perfect mount for my Celestron C90 Mak-Cass.
fantastic, I use this with my Celestron spotting scope and my daughter uses it with her camera. Compact and easy to set up. good quality.
First class tripod, it has every thing you will need.
does what is says on the tin!
This is a robust tripod but not that robust. The best thing of this tripod is it’s not very heavy and it holds weight. The tripod also has fluid/bubble balance and a hook to hang some extra weight to make it more stable. There’s a compass too. But it’s so small it’s not of much use. The main problem is the tripod is not optically very stable with total weight close to 2 kg. One has to constantly keep an eye on Live view for FoV while manually focusing the camera while digiscoping even after tightening all screws and knobs.
Come per altro prodotto ricevuto la qualità di Celesteon non si discute ma è evidente che si tratta di oggetto che dalla vetrina di qualche negozio si è ritrovato inscatolato alla meglio e venduto come perfetto. Purtroppo i miei soldi erano tutti perfetti e loro se lo sono fatto pagare TUTTO come immacolato. Discutibile la politica di Amazon di accettare tale compromesso. Si consiglia di applicare una percentuale di sconto su tale tipologia di prodotti ed informare l’acquirente che si tratta di prodotti da esposizione. All’acquirente poi la scelta.
Compre el trípode para adaptarlo a unos binoculares Celestron skymaster, se adaptó a la perfección. la calidad del material es buena, no tiene partes plásticas, tiene dos niveles y una pequeña brújula, es ligero y práctico. Si busca un trípode de calidad para un pequeño telescopio, cámara o binocular este es el adecuado
Light, multiadjustments, easy setup.
My only issue is there is a little bit of play in the quick release mechanism. Other than that, it's great. I use it for Celestron Skymaster 40X80 binoculars.
Was fine for a few months. Had it for 4 months and then one of the legs snapped off right at the top.
The center column lock knob, which actually is a screw, its thread is too short to lock the center column and the tripod could not hold my spotting scope still without center column locked. I had to use another knob from my old tripod. Beside this, other parts are good.
Use it every day and it works great. Lots of adjustment options to make it stable and the perfect height no matter what i need to look at.
Muy buen funcionamiento. Se adapta muy bien a la cámara, binoculares y un pequeño telescopio.
Excellent value for the money and a very good tripod.