Kite Optics

Kite Optics Ardea CF Tripod


Kite's carbon fibre tripod is specially designed for birdwatchers. The dimensions are a result of field experience. Because of the long and very rigid 100% carbon fibre legs , the scope can be brought to great hight without use of the central column. This provides maximum viewing stability.

In combination to the carbon fibre legs, Areda CF also features magnesium components which improve the total weight and strenght of the tripod.

The very durable twist locks offer best grip and keep the legs in place. As an advantage to the conventional flip locks, twist locks are faster to operate and do not get stuck behind branches or bushes in the field. They also allow the user to easily disassemble the legs for cleaning.  

Just as all other Kite products, repairs and service on the Ardea CF tripod are being carried out with biggest care at the Kite facilities in Belgium.



Sections 3 

Weight 1.45kg 

Min. Height 32.5cm 

Max Height with column 165cm 

Max height without column 142.5cm 

Folded length 63cm 

Max. load 12kg 



- 100% carbon fibre tubes                 
- Twist locks                                       
- Retractabel weight hook                 
- Integrated spirit level                
- 2 foam grips


- Interchangeable spike feet
- carrying bag
- carrying strap
- tools

The Ardea CF is available with Manfrotto 128 RC, or without head.

Kite Optics recommends the heads of Manfrotto and Gitzo.

Shipping will be based on your order value - see below for more detailed information.





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We will buy or part-exchange your cameras, lenses, accessories, spotting scopes and binoculars.

We are able to give you a rough price - however we will need to see your gear to give you a final price.

The market fluctuates rapidly and there are a number of considerations we have to make when purchasing equipment from our customers. Our prices undoubtedly are less than you would get if you were to sell privately. The reason for this is, when we sell them to a customer we have to provide a warranty - and with growing costs for repairs this has to be a key consideration.

We’ll always offer as fair a deal as possible and are happy to negotiate or in some instances offer a commission sales basis.

To enquire about selling or part exchanging any items, please complete our online form and ensure you select 'Selling / Part Exchange' within the enquiry type dropdown. 

Get in touch!

Many thanks, Justin

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