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Pyser Tripods

The Pyser / Lander / First tripod is light weight but rugged enough for even the largest Kowa or Opticron spotting scopes.

The Pyser Lander has a quick release mechanism allowing the steadied equipment to be quickly and easily removed from the tripod. The Pyser Lander tripod has lockable, braced 3-section aluminium closed channel legs with nonslip rubber feet.

The Pyser Lander is ideal for photographic and video use or for use with binoculars and spotting scopes.

Stock Availability: Out of stock

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This page updated: 03 June 2022
Pyser Lander
Head Type3 Way Fluid
Leg sections3
Legs BracedYes
Length Folded650mm
Max Height1660mm
Leg tipsRubber
Including VAT @ 20% and UK shipping
Relevent links for this item (links open in a new window) Accessories for Pyser Lander
Opticron L Bracket Small £15.00
Opticron L Bracket Large £15.00
Opticron L Bracket Roof Prism £15.00
Opticron Centre focus mount £15.00
Pyser Quick Release Plate £17.00

20/08/2006 16:07:00
wud this be ok for a kowa ts502 zoom? - thnx

eebc - Chris
23/08/2006 13:27:47
This tripod is fine for scopes upto about 80mm, it would offer a very good support for the Kowa TS500 series scopes.

06/01/2007 23:15:36
I have a Canon XM1 camcorder that weighs just under 3lb. Will the Pyser 510 fluid panhead support this camcorder and still allow a smooth panning action?

Jack East
07/01/2007 20:23:56

On a recommendation (Google groups, video camera tripod search) I have just ordered one of these tripods for my Sony PD150, which I think is about the same size and weight as your Canon.

Hopefully it should be with me fairly soon, I will post back here my opinions in a couple of days.


eebc - Chris
08/01/2007 10:41:51
Thank you for your enquiry.

The Pyser 510 tripod should be fine for your Canon camera, we actually sold one of our corporate customers several of the XM2 cameras with Pyser tripods.

We regularly sell this tripod for use with binoculars and spotting scopes, which are around the same weight as your camera (and in many cases a bit heavier) and the combination works very well.

Jack East
09/01/2007 17:39:05

I would think this tripod would be idea for your video camera.

My only critism would be the head being made out of plastic, but these days they all seem to be made out of plastic, atleast it keeps the weight down which was why I bought this model.

The head has a very smooth action, both left-right aswell as up-down. Although I have not used it yet, I have put the camera on top and had a good play around with it. I do not think there will be a noticable judder when starting to pan.


28/01/2007 18:28:15
Hi, I ve just bought a Bauer Avian 80 (Australian), but need a tripod for static use, do you think the Pyser 510 is ok? This is my first scope, would it fit directly or would I need a bracket?


eebc - Chris
28/01/2007 18:45:47
I could only find one website showing your scope, but it looks to be more-or-less the same size as most scopes tend to be (about 300mm long), I would guess the weight would be around the same as well (1000-1500g).

In which case, assuming there is a tripod thread on the bottom (there looked to be on the picture I saw), it should fit any tripod.

The Pyser 510 would be ideal for a scope of that size and weight.

30/12/2008 00:32:45
Hi there, would this tripod be suitable for Astronomy use with Celestron Skymaster 15 x 70 binoculars? If not what should I be looking at. Many thanks.

eebc - Jamie
30/12/2008 12:00:34
I would think the Pyser tripod should be ok with your binoculars, we do not sell any Celestron products (or even know who make them) so we can not try the combination, but the tripod works well with the Visionary 20x80 which I would guess would be around the same weight.

02/03/2010 13:58:09
Got the tripod this morning. Just returned from some Peregrine watching and put it through it s paces. Excellent in every way. Light, solid, great value. Holds a Opticron 60 scope no problem. Great deal and as always fantastic service.Thank you.

eebc - Chris.
02/03/2010 15:03:05
Thank you for your comments.

The Pyser tripods are really nice tripods, stable and uncomplicated - just what a tripod should be.

Austin Read
22/09/2011 11:23:48
I have a PYSER SGI 520 tripod wich I bought a few years ago and I can t for the life of me work out how the quick release plate operates ! Have I lost part of the mechanism ? It all seems complete with the rubber top plate with screw potruding and release leaver, but what is being released ??

eebc - Chris
22/09/2011 11:42:15
This is one of those occasions where a picture is worth a thousand words - unfortunately, I can not find a picture at the moment!

The thread sticks out of the middle of the rubber pad. The rubber pad is slightly raised on a bit of bevelled moulded plastic (or whatever it is made of), this is the quick release platform.

Move (and hold) the spring loaded release lever until it is sticking out (from memory it moves about 90 degrees). The easiest way I have found to remove the platform is to hold the release lever with one hand and with the other place my thumb somewhere near the release lever and my fingers on the thread, then slide the platform back towards the release lever.

It only moves about 1/4 of an inch, then lifts out. If it has never been out before, they do tend to be quite tight.

I hope this makes sense!

Austin Read
22/09/2011 14:37:30
Thanks for the speedy response.Just after I posted my enquiry I figured it out. A real Eureka moment ! Now I can use the tripod !!

eebc - Jamie
23/09/2011 09:15:49
Glad you got it sorted out.

02/08/2013 18:07:23
I have aPyser-sgi 520 and am looking for a camera plate to fit this tripod with a quick release to attach a sony alpha 200 to it

eebc - Jamie
03/08/2013 08:57:23
I have just added them to the website.

We have the Spare Quick Release shoes in stock.

05/06/2014 16:55:39
My telescope is an Opticron Model HR66 45R. Would it be suitable for a Pyser SGL Model 510, and are these still available and at what price please.

eebc - Jamie
05/06/2014 17:40:46
The Pyser tripods are currently branded as Lander, but yes they are available and we have them in stock.

They are currently £49.00 including UK shipping.

15/08/2014 08:58:12
Just bought your Omnicron clamp for my enormous Viper 70 mag binoculars and delighted with both product and service. Is this the tripod i need. The binoculars which i bought years are too heavy to hold for long.

eebc - Jamie
15/08/2014 09:44:03
Glad you got the Opticron clamp OK.

The Pyser/Lander tripod should be fine for your binoculars, it takes some of the larger items we sell without any problems (such as the Visionary 20x80 binoculars or 100mm telescope)

We have them in stock, delivery is normally via carrier and usually takes 3-5 days.

Steve Bennetta
18/05/2015 18:26:45
Do you sell spare parts for the Pyser sgi model 520 tripod?

I need to replace the mounting plate.


Steve Bennetta

eebc - Jamie
19/05/2015 09:52:49
We have the spare Quick release plates in stock.

It is the bottom Accessory in the Accessories box above (between the product details and these messages) or Click here.

Tyler K
15/09/2015 00:45:06
Have you ever heard of F1RST (SUNLIGHT) Model 4115?

eebc - Chris
15/09/2015 10:08:40
I have not heard of that particular model.

I have seen quite a few different sizes of the F1rst tripods, although oddly, the only one that (several) of our suppliers sell is this model.

15/09/2015 17:47:53
Do know if they have a website that I can find some more info on the company?

eebc - Chris
16/09/2015 16:51:22
The boxes for the tripods are marked "Chung Hsin Ent Ltd - Taiwan" which I assume is the actual manufacturer.

I can not find much details about the company, except for as well as tripods, they seem to make bathroom fittings.

One observation, all the search results for "Lander" or "F1rst" tripods seem to show British companies.

andrew Jones
07/05/2016 12:08:35
Have broken bracken at the top of body,for the leg mount.can eny body know where i can get spare's from Please.

eebc - Jamie
07/05/2016 15:49:55
Thank you for your enquiry.

The only spares we have been able to obtain (from various suppliers) are the quick release platforms.

Although I hate to say it, it will probably be a case of buying a new tripod.

If it is of any help, we have one in a damaged box you could have cheap.
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