Oberwerk 3000 Series Tripod/Head


Oberwerk 3000 Series Tripod/Head

(3 customer reviews)




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 two quick release plates and panning handle. 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.
  • Two aluminum 1/4-20 quick-release plates 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"

3 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!

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