Heavy-duty tripod for still and video cameras

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  • OSN OS900

    OSN OS900 tripod

  • OSN OS900

    Fluid-effect pan head


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Shoot in low light or explore exciting time-lapse photography concepts with the portable and convenient OSN OS900 heavy-duty tripod. It features a three-way "fluid effect" panhead that is designed to smooth out camera moves when shooting motion video. An included quick-release mount attaches to your camera or camcorder's base and makes it possible to change from a fixed to mobile shooting posture in seconds. The tripod supports cameras weighing up to seven pounds.

The center column is adjustable via a geared cranking mechanism, for easy height adjustment. Non-slip feet give you a secure platform on most surfaces. And an incorporated dual-bubble level makes it possible to properly set your vertical orientation and level horizon in moments.

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  • supports digital still and video cameras weighing up to 7 lbs.
  • maximum height: 64-1/4"
  • 3-way fluid effect panhead for smooth camera movements
  • geared center column
  • heavy-duty 3-section aluminum legs with quick lever leg locks
  • quick-release plate for quickly mounting your camera
  • retracted length: 25-1/2"
  • weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • OS 900 tripod with 3-way panhead and quick release camera mount
  • Canvas zippered case

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Overview: The OSN OS 900 is an aluminum tripod with a large 3-way panhead with quick release camera mount (with a universal 1/4" mounting screw), and large diameter 3-section legs. It has a geared center column, and dual leveling bubbles. The OS 900 is ideal for nature photography and bird watching, using a camcorder or digital camera. It weighs only 3.2 pounds.

Legs: The heavy-duty (29mm upper leg diameter) three-section aluminum legs feature radial leg braces for maximum stability and quick-lever leg locks. The self-leveling rubber feet provide a stable footing on most any surface.

Handle: The OS 900 has a handy carry handle attached to the center column for easy transport.

Center Column Hook: The center column has a hook that serves a dual purpose. It can be used as a convenient place to hang your camera bag to prevent it from getting dirty or wet. The extra weight helps to stabilize the tripod, especially in windy conditions.


  • Folded Length: 25.5"
  • Minimum Operating Height: 24"
  • Maximum Operating Height: 64.25"
  • Load Capacity: 7 pounds
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
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3 out of 5


Written By JM, NY on Sunday, October 05, 2014
An OK tripod. Light weight. Good for amateur. Fluid panning not as fluid as you would expect. Some resistance. Very plastic oriented product. First leg failed for me but Crutchfield replaced with no problem.
Light weight. Inexpensive. Good for occasional amateur use.
Poor fluid control. Stiff operation.
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4 out of 5

Decent for the proce

Written By Robert J, Upstate NY on Saturday, October 04, 2014
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Pretty good quality for the price. Not the easiest to get level but is plenty sturdy. Worth it.
Fairly compact for how tal it can get Stable for still photography Easy to expand and collapse
Not as stable for video
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5 out of 5

Excellent Tripod!

Written By M. Baker, Americus, GA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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I received this tripod as a freebie thrown in with a camera purchase. Its much nicer then my old tripod and is valued at the same amount.
Heavy Duty Well Constructed
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4 out of 5

OSN OS900 tripod

Written By Hasenjaeger, Iron Mountain, Michigan on Monday, April 14, 2014
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For the price range this is a quality product. Actually better than I expected.
Light weight with a nice carry bag.
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4 out of 5


Written By Spanky, Fort Gibson, OK on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Good quality tripod
Lightweight but adjusts to a well balanced and sturdy camera platform.
Grab handle is very flimsy and will break... but is not missed.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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