The 10 Best Elevator Tripods

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Whether you take high-quality photographs in exotic locations, work in an industrial capacity with laser levels, or you need to utilize heavy surveying equipment, one of these elevator tripods will be able to support you (pun intended). Engineered with durable materials, adjustable legs, and sturdy locking systems, they'll keep your gear safe at all times. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best elevator tripod on Amazon.

10. Northwest Instruments NAT96

9. Johnson 40-6330

8. AdirPro 790-77

7. Pacific Laser PLS-20513

6. Zomei Z818C

5. DeWalt DW0881

4. Orion Paragon

3. Bosch BT300

2. Geekoto CT25Pro

1. Stabila 08560

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

Adaptability is one concept I kept in mind with this topic, considering that the applications of these tripods can range across different careers and types of job sites. I tried to focus on both stability and adjustability for all options. For example, I added the Stabila 08560 for its retractable rubber feet and leg points to keep it steady on any type of indoor floor surface or outdoor terrain. Also maintained the Johnson 40-6330 on this same theme due to its integrated chains, which can prevent slippage on rolling hills. Added the Geekoto CT25Pro for its convertible design and 360-degree rotating ball joint for snapping photos in any direction. The Orion Paragon is a great option for supporting a wide variety of heavy camera and telescope equipment, thanks to its triple-braced legs. I also thought the Zomei Z818C was a worthy contender, particularly for its innovative use of a spring-loaded hook for accommodating extra stabilizing weight in windy outdoor environments. I also maintained the AdirPro 790-77 for its all-in-one versatility as a telescoping rotary laser pole, tripod, and mount.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on March 23, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

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