The U212 Deluxe is an all-purpose tripod. Features include rectangular legs that maintain torsional strength & retractable spikes for all terrain use. Each leg angle can be individually adjusted to compensate for unusual surfaces and ground level shots. The geared center column tension control gives just the right support for varying camera weights, and a bubble level establishes accurate vertical positioning. A special threaded panhead mounting post on one leg is ideal for low-angle photography. For shooting vertically with telephoto or zoom lenses, a camera locking brace provides a tight camera-to-tripod mount which prevents camera slipping.