Leica Announces Tripod & Video Heads

Today at Photokina 2014, Leica introduced several new "wildlife and nature observation" accessories - namely the Leica Tripod C-170 and Video Heads VH1 and VH2. The tripod is lightweight and composed of magnesium and carbon. The Video Head VH1 is the smaller of the two and is particularly light; intended mainly for a spotting scope or binoculars. The heavier duty VH2 model is geared more for digiscoping and photography with larger lenses.

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, has expanded its range of additional equipment for wildlife and nature observation. Now new to the portfolio are the Leica 170 C tripod and two video tripod heads in different sizes, the Leica VH1 und VH2. The new products are ideal in combination with Leica spotting scopes, binoculars and Leica cameras and are optimised for outdoor use. The use of high-quality materials guarantees absolute reliability in even the toughest conditions. With this Leica equipment, users have ideal additions to their gear to help them experience and capture the wonders of nature in almost any situation.

Tripod C-170

The robust Leica 170 C tripod is a durable and lightweight piece of equipment manufactured from premium magnesium and carbon and offers maximum stability. Its compact dimensions make it easy to carry and an ideal addition to any user’s equipment without the burden of unnecessary weight. The tripod is supplied complete with a 32-centimetre centre column that extends the height of the tripod to 195 centimetres (without a tripod head).

Video Head VH1

The two Leica video tripod heads, the Leica VH1 and VH2, are distinguished by their compact design and ease of use. The smaller video tripod head, the VH1, is particularly light and is ideal for observation with a spotting scope or binoculars, or for photography with cameras like the Leica M and the Leica compact cameras. Despite its small size, it guarantees shake-free observation and unique insights into the natural world. The VH2 video tripod head is only slightly larger and provides a stable and secure platform for digiscoping and photography with larger lenses. Its smooth and fluid action with a panning handle makes panorama filming jerk-free and ensures smoothly flowing video recordings. Both Leica video tripod heads are designed in a way that enables users to bring their equipment into precisely the desired position and perform adjustments with a minimum of effort. At the same time, the video tripod heads exert an enormous locking power that ensures that the equipment is always safely secured and can be brought easily and effortlessly into any desired position.

Video Head VH2

This new equipment, the Leica 170 C tripod and the Leica VH1 und VH2, is also fully compatible with other Leica photographic accessories. This means not only that the new tripod can be used in combination with the Leica 24/38 ball heads, but also that the Leica video tripod heads can be mounted on the Leica travel tripod.

The accessories will be available from authorised Leica dealers from Ocotber 2014.