iOptron Tri-Pier with Rolling Case For CEM60, IEQ30/45 White and Black 8034-RC


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The iOptron Tri-Pier is a fantastic upgrade for your existing iOptron mount. Beauty and Brawn all rolled into one.

Our Product #: 8034RC
iOptron Product #: 8034-RC

Product Description

* Mount head in photo not included.

Introducing a new concept in mount support... 

The iOptron Tri-Pier combines the strength and stableness of a pier with the levelling flexibility of a tripod. Aluminum pier and leg tops. Stainless steel leg extensions. The Tri-Pier feet has built-in vibration supression pads. 

The Tri-pier fits these iOptron mounts (please specify if it is for MiniTower):
iEQ45/iEQ45 Pro
iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro (may limit low latitude application)
AZ Mount Pro/MiniTower/MiniTower II/MiniTower Pro (needs a center post)

Max Payload: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Actual Weight~25.8 lbs (11.7 kg)\
Pier Diameter: 5.7" (144 mm) with 150mm top plate
Adjustable Height:  31.5"-42.5" (800-1080 mm)
Uneven Ground Range:  3.35" (85 mm)
Leg Maximum Spread:  Ø48.8" (Ø1240 mm)
Pier Dimension (folded):  Ø12.8"x 26" (Ø325 x 660 mm)
Warranty:  One year limited

Tech Details


Review by:
I have been very please with the stability of the trip-pier for my CEM60 and AT130. I have long experience with very nice photographic and video tripods, and this trip-pier is definitely more stable than any of those. The trick-pier without the case wasn't in stock, so I was sort of forced to buy the one with the rolling case, but I'm glad I did. It is engineered very well to fit inside the case, and while it takes longer than just extending the legs on a tripod, it works very well. (Posted on 10/31/2018)
Review by:
I have the red/black version of this tri-pier. It is lightweight and easy to transport, especially with the carrying case. The tri-pier is sturdy and extremely stable, but unless you start with a level surface it can be a challenge to level it. It is also tricky to slide the center pier section vertically in the rings that hold the legs. The rings that hold the pier do not have any protective felt or soft material so the center pier gets scratched quickly, starting with the first use.

All things considered, I like the pier and it serves its intended purpose very well. (Posted on 10/23/2018)
Review by:
Pros: fantastic stability for my CEM60 mount, and great value for money. The rolling case is a great addition for my portable imaging setup.

Cons: minor points off for the quality of the materials and finish (the paint flakes fairly easily around the threads for the locating pins, for example). Setting it up from scratch can also be a bit fiddly.

Still, this has no impact on the way it performs ... and it is nearly one-third the price of equivalent tri-piers. (Posted on 10/18/2018)
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