The Velbon GEO N8400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a heavy-duty support for a DSLR, point & shoot, or camcorder that features an innovative center-column design. With its four-section legs and two-section center column fully extended, the tripod reaches a very tall maximum height of 79.1". The tripod bears heavy loads up to 30.1 lb.
One section of the center column splits off from the main section to facilitate low-angle shooting, for macro photography and other uses. For the GEO N840, Velbon has designed a locking flip lever for releasing the center column quickly and easily.
The tripod's legs are made of a composite of basalt and carbon fiber, to contribute to the relatively light – considering its very tall extension – weight (7.3 lb) of the GEO N630. The spiral-etched surfaces help facilitate the legs' fast extension, which is enabled via twist locks.
The GEO N840 tripod comes with a multi-purpose leg pochette, which doubles as a stone bag and as a shoulder strap for the folded tripod. To use as a stone bag, just attach it to the included center column hook and load it with weight, for added stability in windy conditions. The rubber feet retract to reveal spikes, which enhance the tripod's stability on softer surfaces.