The KITE OPTICS carbon fibre tripod ARDEA CF is specially designed for birdwatchers. A standard height tripod with 3 sections, offering the possibliltiy to support heavy instruments and still be very portable and extremely light. The dimensions of the ARDEA CF are a result of field experience.

The large diameter carbon fibre legs offer best rigidity and strongest support. The very durable twist locks offer excellent grip, and as an advantage over conventional flip locks, twist locks are faster to operate and do not get stuck behind branches or bushes in the field. They also allow the user to easily disassemble the legs for cleaning and maintenance.

The tripod weighs only 1.45 kilograms. And with head included, it brings your instrment to a maximum height of 176 cm. More than sufficient even for people that are 2 meters tall. A wide array of heads and other accessories can easily be added via the 1/4″ and 3/8″ attachment on the upper disc.            

  • Strong and light carbon fibre tubes                
  • Twist locks                                       
  • Retractabel weight hook                 
  • Integrated spirit level                
  • 2 foam grips
  • variable leg angles
  • carrying bag included

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Très bon trépied, très résistant et très léger. Possibilité de le lester si trop de vent. Hauteur réglable facilement et rapidement.

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vandaag mijn nieuwe aankoop kunnen uitproberen. Het statief is stevig en makkelijk in gebruik. vooral de aanvullende spikevoetjes kunnen een uitkomst zijn.

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model KITE ARDEA CF + 128RC KITE ARDEA CF + 500 MVH KITE ARDEA CF (w/o head)
tripod head included yes yes no
type of tripod head Manfrotto 128RC Manfrotto 500MVH -
quick release plate yes rail -
quick release plate screw size 1/4" 1/4" 3/8" -
tripod top screw size 3/8" / 1/4" 3/8" / 1/4" 3/8" / 1/4"
sections 3 3 3
weight 2.19 kg 2.1 kg 1.45 kg
maximum height (central column extracted) 176 cm 176 cm 165 cm
maximum height 153 cm 153 cm 143 cm
minimum height 43 cm 43 cm 32.5 cm
closed length (without head) - - 63 cm
closed length (with head) 74 cm 74 cm -
maximum mount load 4 kg (head) 5 kg (head) 12 kg (tripod)
carrying bag included yes yes yes
material carbon carbon carbon
lock type twist twist twist
color black black black
variable leg angles yes yes yes
bubble spirit level yes yes yes
retractable ballast hook yes yes yes
foam handle yes yes yes
max. leg ¯ 29 mm 29 mm 29 mm
min. leg ¯ 23 mm 23 mm 23 mm
code K282622 K282936 K282615

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