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Nikon Full Size Tripod 846

Premium tripod with easy-tilt head

2 Reviews | 2 questions - 2 answers


Our take on the Nikon Full Size Tripod 846

Nikon's premium full-sized tripod features an easy-tilt head with a quick release plate, so you can remove your binoculars, field scope, spotting scope, or camera in a flash to follow the action. Three individually adjustable legs and a built-in bubble level help you set up on uneven terrain. This premium tripod is also equipped with a reversible center column and a weight hook for rock-solid stability.

Product Highlights:

  • individually adjustable legs help you steady the tripod on uneven ground
  • pan/tilt head helps track moving objects
  • quick-release plate lets you detach scope or camera easily
  • height: 49" with legs fully extended
    • reversible center column extends height up to 60"
  • built-in bubble level and compass
  • ballast hook for added stability
  • 4-3/4"W x 25-1/2"H x 5"D (closed)
  • weight: 3.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Full-size tripod with quick release camera mount

Nikon Full Size Tripod 846 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Sadly frustrated

juan from Palm Harbor, FL on 8/28/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this tripod to have a full size for the eclipse. Light and full size it is. It ruined my experience all together . After centering the sun exactly in camera's viewfinder the head would slowly slide down . I tried aiming and setting the sun above the viewfinders center , then adjust to let it then " fall" into place. A hazel. A headache. A huge frustration. A mistake to buy it. The next eclipse will find me under the grass. Please, dear reader, stay away from this , or buy one that you can touch and feel before you spend your money.

Pros: It is light . Height is exact

Cons: very unstable. Weak. Shakes. Inaccurate .

Crutchfield response on 8/29/2017 Juan, we're sorry you're disappointed with your tripod. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Rock Solid and Versitile Nikon Tripod

Mort18 from Rome, NY on 8/7/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I opened up this Nikon tripod and was very impressed with how solidly it is built. I was also impressed with the number of adjustments that could be made to it, allowing me to get the exact position for the object I was trying to photograph. Overall, this is a great tripod for the price. I am very pleased with my purchase.

Pros: Excellent build quality, multiple options to adjust the tripod and reasonable priced.

Cons: I have not found one.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Nikon Full-Size Premium Tripod (#846) is equipped with a 4-way "easy tilt" panhead with quick release camera mount (with a universal 1/4" mounting screw), and 3-section legs. It has an adjustable center column, three leveling bubbles and a compass. The tripod works with select binoculars, spotting scopes, fieldscopes, and cameras with a 1/4"-20 universal threaded socket. The Nikon Full-Size Premium Tripod weighs only 3 pounds.

Elevator: The tripod has a 12" elevator that allows you to easily and smoothly raise or lower the height of the camera or scope. At the bottom of the center column is a spring-loaded hook that can be used to hang your camera bag or extra weight to stabilize the tripod in windy conditions.

Legs: The 3-section aircraft-grade aluminum legs feature foam padding at the top for a solid grip when transporting the tripod, and oversized quick-lever leg locks. The non-removable rubber feet provide a stable footing on most any surface.


  • Folded Length: 23.5"
  • Upper Leg Diameter: 24mm
  • Minimum Operating Height: 22.5"
  • Maximum Operating Height: 60"
  • Weight: 2 lbs 12.2 oz

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

compatible to camera [ Perry  Sep 23, 2018 ]
I called and spoke to an agent and confirmed that it was the only recommended tripod that Crutchfield had in stock for the camera I purchased. Unfortunately, it says Nikon on it and I purchased a Canon camera. As long as it works good, I'm okay with that. [ ANDREW  Nov 19, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. Anything listed in Scrach & Dent stock is going to be a very minor cosmetic flaw. I don't have anything more specific, but you'll still receive Crutchfield's 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Jul 20, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately the load capacity is not specified by the manufacturer. I did a web search and found one entry listing capacity of 26.5 lbs, but not sure how reliable the source is. You can reach out to Nikon at 8006456678 if you need further information. [ Kenny  May 30, 2016 ]  Staff

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