The ” A100-ST ” Tripod

$ 899.00$ 1,224.00 USD

For Large Format, and Heavy Medium Format Film & Digital, Best Choice for Reducing Vibration in Digital Backs 

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The A100-ST is one of the most versatile tripods we make.  By itself it only stands 30 inches / 76 cm tall,

Ries A100-ST Tripod (10)
A100-ST without A700 Extension Legs

but when paired with the A700 extension legs, which are Included, it can stand 80 Inches / 203 cm.

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A100-ST With A700 Extension Legs At Maximum Height

This combination provides the user with a wide range of options.  Whether you are photographing over fences or brush to taking low perspective angle shots, this little big-rig has got you covered.

This elevated stature set on the ground works great when the photographer is standing on the tailgate of a pickup truck.  This provides independent support without any vibration.  Several landscape and storm chaser photographers have had great success taking photographs in this manner because of the quick setup, elevated perspective, and configuration versatility.

When the A700 is attached but fully retracted then the tripod is at normal eye level height.

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A100-ST with A700 Extension Legs Retracted.

Whether you are photographing a macro of an Arctic Lichen, or the Mosta Cathedral over the heads of a large crowd, this does it all.

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A100-ST with Emilee Boyd

The A100 with a crown size of 6 inches/15.24 cm is for long lens digital cameras with digital backs, professional video cameras, and 8 x 10 and larger format cameras up to 88 pounds / 40 kg. Ries A Series Tripods feature the Tri-Lock mechanism making them the most stable tripod in the industry. They are made standard from Eastern Hard Rock Maple or custom made from one of our Special wood selections.

A100-ST at Maximum Height

The A100-ST is available with 1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 mounting screws. With the standard anodized aluminum knobs the A100-ST without the A700 Extension Legs weighs just 7 pounds / 3.44 kg and 12 Pounds with the A700 Extension Legs attached.

Optional bronze knobs are available for an additional $96, and add one (1.5) pound/.55 kg to the total weight. Tripods come with the traditional Star Knobs, but you can request the Radial Knobs if they are preferred.

The A Series Head is recommended for use with this tripod. Maximum camera weight is 88 lbs / 40 kg, when used in conjunction with an A Series Head. If you prefer a tripod at a different height, please contact us or call and we can customize a tripod for you.  Custom orders are always welcome.

All Performances are based on Ries models manufactured after January 2014 when the Ries factory converted from cast aluminum to the current wrought 6061-T6 aluminum alloy.  Though similar in appearance to the older cast aluminum the older Ries models are not rated to the same specifications as our newer models.


Spencer Hughes Photography (69)
Mary Valley, Australia
  • Weight – 12 Pounds / 5.44 kg, bronze knobs add 1 Pound / .45 kg
  • Crown Size  –  6 Inches / 15.24 cm
  • Maximum Camera Weight  –  88 Pounds / 40 kg, does not include weight of head
  • Minimum Height  –  12 Inches / 30.5 cm
  • Maximum Height  –  80 Inches / 203 cm
  • Folded Length  –  40 Inches / 101.6 cm
  • Camera Screws  –  1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 available
  • Knob Finish  –  Black Aluminum or Luster Bronze (additional Charge)


Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 9 x 45 in

Maple 899.00, Jatoba 1099.00, Sapele 1099.00


Black Knobs 0.00, Luster Bronze Knobs 125.00

Tripod Screw

1/4 – 20, 3/8 – 16

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