The Gitzo GT1540F Series 1 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is an extremely lightweight 6x carbon fiber camera support that reaches a maximum height of 62.6" and bears up to 17.6 lb.
The tripod's upper disc (called a "Power Disc"), composed of solid machined aluminum, features two locking screws, one to secure the head and the other to lock the disc onto the center column. The result is a rock-solid connection from the head to the center column. The head attaches to the tripod via either the included 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 screws.
The four leg sections are non-rotating, which means that you can loosen all three twist locks on any leg simultaneously, resulting in extremely fast setup.
Gitzo's G-Lock ("gravity lock") feature ensures that the strength of the leg lock increases with the amount of weight the tripod is supporting, offering a 20% increase in rigidity as well as faster operation and safer locking. Leg angles can be set independently at 24°, 55°, and for extreme low-angle shooting, 80°.
Another method of achieving low-angle shots is by reversing the center column and shooting with the camera in an upside-down orientation.