The incredible Mr. Q series of tripods is one of the most versatile outdoor tripods we’ve seen. It includes a rapid center column that can be swapped out for a non-adjustable platform and back in a matter of a few seconds. This gives you the option of maximum height flexibility and convenience, or the ultra-lightweight and stable option of removing the center column for backpacking adventures where every ounce and maximum stability count most. This is one of the lightest tripods we’d recommend to support heavy optics and camera gear in windy conditions. It’s also the lightest tripod we’d recommend as a hunting rifle support.
The LQ-284C+LH-36 is feature-rich and remarkably lightweight with a maximum height of 62.2″ when used with the 12″ QD rapid center column or 50.8″ with the center column removed. The 4-section legs feature semi automatic 3-position leg angle locks to achieve level positioning on any rough terrain surface. The lowest position allows bipod height shooting or the center column can also be reversed for your low angle needs while still maintaining a robust load capacity of 22 pounds.
The included LH-36 (36mm) ball head is precisely machined for extremely smooth movements and features an Arca-Swiss QD system that’s compatible with all our rental optics mounts. The independent panning base allows for smooth, controlled horizontal movements and using the machined drop slot with a spotting scope allows controlled and precise independent vertical panning. The large, ergonomically-designed locking knob provides easily-controlled tension adjustment even with gloved hands. The combo fits perfectly in the padded case which neatly stores the column when not in use as well as the included accessory spike feet and adjustment tools.
The rugged peaks of the structural carbon weave stand out in a sea of look-alike carbon tripods and accurately reflect the alpine backcountry this tripod is perfectly suited for.