Oberwerk 3000 Series Tripod/Head


Oberwerk 3000 Series Tripod/Head

(6 customer reviews)


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The Oberwerk 3000 Series tripod and head combo is the best value on the market for a medium-duty tripod for binocular astronomy. Comparable to the much more expensive Manfrotto 055XDB tripod/128RC head, it has a similar load capacity (up to 9 lbs.) and even greater maximum height (78″)- enough height to allow standing underneath a binocular when it is pointed up at the night sky. Tripod construction is black-anodized aluminum, the pan head is cast aluminum, with a total weight of 8 lbs. The pan head includes one quick release plate and panning handle. Extra quick-release plates are available for $8. Also included is a padded carrying case.

This tripod/head combo is ideal for all Oberwerk binoculars up to the 20×80 Deluxe III. For larger/heavier binoculars, choose the 5000 Series Tripod/Head.

  • Sturdy 3-section tubular aluminum legs with quick-flip locks.
  • All-aluminum panning head provides smooth azimuth and altitude motion.
  • Altitude bearing tension adjusted by a twist of the panning handle.
  • Aluminum 1/4-20 quick-release plate for easy attachment/removal of binoculars, cameras, etc.
  • Elevator column with screw clamp for easy height adjustments.
  • Maximum Height: 78″.
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 9 lbs.
  • Collapsed Length: 33″
  • Weight: 8 lbs.

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 6 × 6 in
Product Weight

8 lbs.

Product Dimensions

Height- Min. 33", Max. 78"

6 reviews for Oberwerk 3000 Series Tripod/Head

  1. Brad Atkinson

    I purchased the 3000 tripod in 2015. It represents great value. I have used it to mount binoculars and a digital camera with extended telephoto lens – very solid, reliable, adjustable, and portable with its carry bag. Happy customer.

  2. Tony Britton (verified owner)

    A very affordable and capable tripod for the 20×80 binos. Like the Oberwerk pistol-grip monopod, very solid, adjustable and tall enough to view astronomy straight up in the sky.

  3. Kerry Robbert

    I recently purchased an Oberwerk 3000 tripod, for use with my small refractors. I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with this tripod– it’s perfect as a grab and go mount for my small refractors from 50mm to (a light and short) 102mm. Unlike other light-weight tripods, such as my Televue Telepod, this one extends tall enough that I can put the eyepiece at eye-height while standing straight-legged with the scope pointed at the zenith. It’s been tough to find a light, not to mention affordable, tripod that’d do this. The 3000 has proven to be very focus-wiggle-minimal at all useful magnifications, paired, in my case, with a Dwarfstar head, even when nearly fully extended. I’m really glad you’ve made these available! Thanks!

  4. Anthony Albers (verified owner)

    “Sturdy” is an understatement for the Oberwerk 3000. The full-metal construction and standard head easily accommodates my 15×70 binoculars, and I strongly suspect could also house a 25×100 pair. The height is superb: I am 6’2″ and I can look straight up at the zenith with extension to spare. In fact, this tripod is so tall, my wife cannot reach up to look into the binoculars with the legs fully extended–bad for her, but great for me as it provides maximum stability. Shipping was prompt, and I am fully satisfied with the quality in every aspect. Highly recommended.

  5. Bob Popovich

    This tripod & head are perfect for my 15×70 DeLuxe. The legs spread wide for a solid, stable base and allow me to get right up underneath the binoculars for overhead viewing (I am 6 feet tall). Package was shipped quickly and was securely boxed.
    A must for big binoculars!

  6. Beatriz Mendiondo (verified owner)

    The Oberwerk 3000 is a very well built tripod and holds my 15×70 Deluxe binoculars without any problem.
    As with my binoculars the tripod was shipped quickly and very well packaged.

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