- Built-in monopod (Screw out tripod leg)
- Transverse 180° folding legs
- Dual-action ball head with tension memory lock
- Independently adjustable leg angles
- 2-Stage, reversible center column
- Bubble levels on tripod and ball head
- Retractable weight hook
- ProMaster dovetail Q/R system (arca-swiss compatible)
- Soft, comfortable grips on touch points
- Modular design is expandable & customizable
PROMASTER XC-M 522CK PROFESSIONAL CARBON FIBER TRIPOD KIT WITH BALLHEAD
This is another great backpacking tripod for sit-down glassing and can support up to 65 mm spotting scopes and possibly larger if the wind isn’t too bad and you don’t intend to max out height with the double center columns. I’d recommend an angled spotting scope with this tripod so you can keep it lower and ideally keep the columns all the way down.
I’ve put a lot of miles on these ProMaster Tripods, but this is a newer model to me. It’s one of the most compact options out there because of the way the legs invert over the center column which is a nice feature especially if you ever fly with your tripod in a carry-on bag or want to carry it in a smaller day-pack.
ProMasters are a good value. If you want a keeper, let us know and I’ll be happy to send a new or used kit in the original box. New kits retail at $249.00 and our used ones are typically about $235 because we usually sell them before they get rented more than 2 or 3 times, and thus, our “used” tripods are typically in “like-new” condition.
The tripod and ball-head aren’t for sale individually, but if you wanted to pair this tripod with another pan-head like the Sirui VA-5, we would make you a deal on the combo. If you didn’t want the ball head I’d give you $15 credit toward new or used tripod purchase with another head.
Maximum Working Height: 53 1/8″ / 135 cm
Maximum Height with Column Down: 41 3/8″ / 105 cm
Minimum Working Height: 12 1/2″ / 31.8 cm *Minimum working height can be improved to 6″ / 15.25 cm by adding a 3524 XC-M 522 Ground Level Adapter (sold separately)
Folded Length: 12 3/16″ / 31 cm
Maximum Load: 11 lbs / 5 kg
Weight: 2 lbs 4 1/2 oz / 1.03 kg
Cold Weather Performance: -4° F / -20° C
- 5-Section Carbon Fiber Legs
* Kit specifications include tripod with head attached
BALL HEAD SPECIFICATIONS
Height: 3 1/4″ / 8.3 cm
Base Diameter: 1 5/8″ / 4.1 cm
Weight: 8 oz / 226 grams
TRIPOD LEG SPECIFICATIONS
Maximum Working Height: 49 7/8″ / 126.7 cm
Maximum Height with Column Down: 38 1/8″ / 96.7 cm
Minimum Working Height: 9 1/4″ / 23.5 cm
- Leg Angles: 20° / 50° / 80° / 180°
- Platform Diameter: 1 9/16″ / 4 cm
Folded Length: 12 3/16″ / 31 cm
Weight: 1 lb 12 1/4 oz / .9 kg
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Used Sale Return Policy
We allow a 3 day inspection period on all USED sale items. If, for any reason, you want to return the item within those 3 days, simply contact us to request a return for a refund (3% restocking fee MAY apply. See below for details). By default, we don't allow returns after the 3-day inspection window. Please keep this in mind when you place an order, and if you need us to delay arrival so that you're better positioned to test the item within three days of arrival, we'll be glad to work with you.
After the 3-day inspection window has passed, a restocking fee will be applied and will consider the number of days you've had the item, in tandem with prevailing market rental rates.