TRIPODS

Ronford Baker tripods have been the preferred choice of professional cinematographers for over 40 years. Designed and manufactured from aluminium in Heavy Duty, Medium Duty or Light Weight. Also available in carbon fibre. Tall & Short tripod versions available as well as 2-Stage. Choice of cases and both ground and off ground spreader options to complete the kit.

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Heavy Duty

Head fittings
Mitchell top plate supplied as standard.
150mm bowl can be supplied on request.

 

Technical Specifications
Materials and Finish
Castings are LM25 anodised, stove enameled black texture. Tubes are 1” dia x 16swg HE30TF alloy, polished and anodized, with nylon wipers and nylon locking pads. Stainless Steel spikes to feet, with rubber covers. Locking levers are anodized and stove enamelled black texture. All steel parts are hardened where necessary, and chrome plated.

Height
With legs spread at 1’6” (45.7cm): closed 3ft’ (91.4cm), fully extended 5’6” (167.6cm).

Weight
22lb (10kg).

Spreader
An infinitely adjustable spreader with a strong elastic clip-down device, which is secured in seconds. Made from high tensile anodized aluminium with large diameter locking hand-wheels to adjust length of spread; steel parts hardened and heavily chromium plated.
Dimensions (center to foot) minimum 1’5” (43cm), maximum 2’1” (64cm).
Weight 4lb 7oz (2kg).

Baby Tripod
As above, but height range from 1’8” (50.8cm) to 3’ (91.4cm)
Weight 18lb (8kg).

Transit Cases Specification
Moulded black grain AVS.
Dimensions 42” x 12” x 11” (105cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) standard.
26” x 12” x 11” (65cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) baby.
Weight 11lb (5kg) standard, 8lb (3.5kg) baby.

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Light Weight

Head fittings
150cm bowl supplied as standard. Mitchell plate or 100cm bowl supplied to order.

Technical Specifications
Materials and Finish
Castings are LM25 anodised, stove enamelled black texture.
Tubes are 5/8” dia x 16swg HE30TF alloy, polished and anodised, with nylon wipers and nylon locking pads. Stainless Steel spikes to feet, with rubber covers.
Locking levers are anodised and stove enamelled black texture. All steel parts are hardened where necessary, and chrome plated.

Height
With legs spread at 1’6” (45.7cm): closed 3ft’ (91.4cm), fully extended 5’6” (167.6cm).

Weight
7lb (3.1kg).

Spreader
An infinitely adjustable spreader, integral tripod, with a strong elastic clip-down device, which is secured in seconds. Made from high tensile anodised aluminium with large diameter locking hand-wheels to adjust length of spread; steel parts hardened and heavily chromium plated.
Dimensions (centre to foot) minimum 1’5” (43cm), maximum 2’1” (64cm).
Weight 4lb 7oz (2kg).

Baby Tripod
As above, but height range from 1’8” (50.8cm) to 3’ (91.4cm) Weight 5lb (2.3kg).

Transit Cases Specification
Moulded black grain AVS. Dimensions 42” x 12” x 11” (105cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) standard. 26” x 12” x 11” (65cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) baby.
Weight 11lb (5kg) standard, 6lb (2.7kg) baby.

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Medium Duty

Head fittings
150cm bowl supplied as standard. Mitchell plate or 100cm bowl supplied to order.

 

Technical Specifications
Materials and Finish
Castings are LM25 anodised, stove enamelled black texture.
Tubes are ¾” dia x 16swg HE30TF alloy, polished and anodised, with nylon wipers and nylon locking pads. Stainless Steel spikes to feet, with rubber covers.
Locking levers are anodised and stove enamelled black texture. All steel parts are hardened where necessary, and chrome plated.

Height
With legs spread at 1’6” (45.7cm): closed 3ft’ (91.4cm), fully extended 5’6” (167.6cm).

Weight
14lb (6.5kg).

Spreader
An infinitely adjustable spreader, integral tripod, with a strong elastic clip-down device, which is secured in seconds. Made from high tensile anodised aluminium with large diameter locking hand-wheels to adjust length of spread; steel parts hardened and heavily chromium plated.
Dimensions (centre to foot) minimum 1’5” (43cm), maximum 2’1” (64cm).
Weight 4lb 7oz (2kg).

Baby Tripod
As above, but height range from 1’8” (50.8cm) to 3’ (91.4cm) Weight 11lb (5kg).

Transit Cases Specification
Moulded black grain AVS. Dimensions 42” x 12” x 11” (105cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) standard. 26” x 12” x 11” (65cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) baby.
Weight 11lb (5kg) standard, 6lb (2.7kg) baby.

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Low Angle

Head castings
150cm or 100mm bowl. Other fittings can be supplied on request.

 

Stirrup Casings
Pivot from head and terminate in very efficient nylon cam clamps operated by large diameter handwheels, make the changeover from one set of legs to another a matter of seconds. The combination of legs covers any height from floor to 2’ 11” (88.9cm).

Technical Specifications
Materials
Manufactured from LM25 alloy castings and high tensile alloy tube.

Finish
Castings are anodised and stove enameled black texture. Tubes are polished and satin anodised. Steel parts are chromium plated. Tie down points are provided on head and bottom of telescopic legs.

Height
Low angle 7 ½” (19.5cm). Stub legs 13 ½” (34.29cm).
Telescopic legs max. 2’ 11” (88.9cm), min 2’ (60.98cm).

Net Weight
Head and stirrups only 5lb 2oz (2.32kg)
Steel Feet 14oz (0.39kg)
Stub legs 12oz (0.34kg)
Telescopic legs 3lb 4oz (1.47kg)
Limpets 6lb 10oz (3kg)
Total weight 10lb (4.5kg)

Transit Cases Specification
Rigidised aluminum.
Dimensions 21¼” x 13¼” x 10¼” (54cm x 37cm x 26cm) standard. 26” x 12” x 11” (65cm x 30cm x 27.5cm) baby.
Weight 14lb (6kg).

Height & Weight Table

Type of Tripod

Heavy Duty Tall

Heavy Duty Short

Heavy Duty Reverse Leg

Heavy Duty 2 Stage

Medium Duty Tall

Medium Duty Short

Medium Duty Reverse Leg

Medium Duty 2 Stage

Lightweight Tall

Lightweight Short

Lightweight Reverse Leg

Lightweight 2 Stage

Max. Height

68” (173cm)

33½” (85cm)

65” (165cm)

68” (165cm)

70” (178cm)

36” (91cm)

49” (125cm)

64” (163cm)

70” (178cm)

33” (84cm)

48” (122cm)

62½” (159cm)

Min. Height

35” (89cm)

10” (25cm)

35” (89cm)

22½” (57cm)

34” (86cm)

7” (18cm)

24” (61cm)

19” (48cm)

34” (86cm)

7” (18cm)

22½” (57cm)

19” (48cm)

Weight of Tripod
with Aluminium Tubes

22lbs 10kgs

18lbs 8.18kgs

25lbs 11.36kgs

30lbs 13.64kgs

14lbs 6.36kgs

11lbs 5.0kgs

12lbs 5.45kgs

17lbs 7.73kgs

7lbs 3.18kgs

5lbs 2.27kgs

7lbs 3.18kgs

11lbs 5.0kgs

Weight of Tripod
with Carbon Fibre Tubes

 

 

 

12lbs 5.45kgs

9.5lbs 4.3kgs

 

14lbs 6.3kgs

4.4lbs 2kgs

3.5lbs 1.6kgs

 

9lbs 4.09kgs

N.B These Heights are measured on a spreader.

Maximum & Minimum heights can usually be supplied to customer’s individual specification.