Max. Load

ProMax Ultra FT6841C Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod

Another indicator of the sturdiness of the tripod, Maximum Load tells how much weight the tripod can safely support. You really don't want to approach this limit with your gear and chance damaging an expensive scope. Be sure to include the weight of the head when considering how much load you expect to place on the tripod. Read more in the Tripods article in the All About Optics section.