Compact and lightweight, the Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod incorporates the patented "Twist Lock" leg-locking system, which allows its legs to lock and unlock quickly and simply with just a half turn twist. This unique system speeds up the set-up time significantly. This model also features the Trunion Shaft System (TSS), where the main leg-bolts are now positioned directly above the shaft, which makes the tripod even more compact when closed.
The tripod's unique leg assembly allows for a five-section tripod with a great expansion/contraction ratio (~54.5" extended & ~13.2" collapsed). It is especially ideal for use as a traveling tripod, to be used with a standard digital SLR camera system.
The included PHD-31Q is a fully-featured all-metal "revolving" pan/tilt head. In addition to the usual 3-way pan and tilt functions this head has a second revolving plane, basically allowing for any position. It has swing function of 90° to right and left, and 360° pan action. The quick release platform is compact and thin, but is made of Aluminum to maintain durability.
- Independent leg spread allows each leg to be positioned at different angles, with a choice of three preset angles.
- Split center column for low-angle work
- Top-leg diameter of 21mm