The all-aluminum VariZoom VZ-TP1568 Lightweight Photo Tripod/Head Combo has a total weight of 5.6 lb (2.5 kg) and will support your camera equipment weighing up to 15 lb (6.8 kg). It extends to a maximum working height of 67.5" (171.5cm) and folds down to only 26" (66cm) for storage.
The VZ-TP1568 comes with a removable platform head with dual twist-lock handles. One handle is for panning and tilts; one adjusts for horizontal and vertical orientation. It also comes with a quick release plate for fast and easy removal and replacement of your camera to the tripod.
A sliding center column with a friction lock enables low shooting down to 10" (25.4cm) which comes in handy for close-up and macro photography. Other features that round out this tripod's functionality include a 3-axis bubble level to keep your camera on a level plane, fixed rubber feet for added stability, and comfortable foam grips on the legs to protect your hands while you are moving it around.
This rugged aluminum tripod will support your camera and lenses, camcorder or spotting scope weighing up to 15 lb (6.8 kg).
The included platform head has independent pan and tilt controls.
The sliding center column can be reversed for close shooting at distances down to 10" (25.4cm) for close-up and macro photography or for shooting from a different perspective.
The center column comes with a removable weight hook which provides a means for added stability.
Foam grips on the tripod legs add comfort to your hands or shoulder while you are carrying the tripod.
It is recommended that you remove your equipment from the tripod before carrying it.