The Redged TSC-424 Ultimate 4-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod is a lightweight travel tripod that supports a good deal of weight and folds up extremely small for easy transport in backpacks and carry-on bags. The legs fold upward 180° so that the feet form somewhat of a cradle for a photography head (not included) – you can attach many different head models and still not add to the tripod's folded length of 16.9".
The TSC-424 includes many features that professionals expect: anti-rotation legs for quick setup, a relatively high load capacity of 17.6 lb, a reversible center column, retractable spikes in the rubber feet, and a counterweight hook for attaching a ballast for added stability during windy shoots. In addition, the twist locks are designed to prevent sand and dust from invading the legs.
Composed of carbon fiber, the 4-section legs and center column extend to a maximum height of 55.5". At only 2.2 lb, the TSC-424 is a great choice for backpackers and other traveling photographers.
Leg tubes consist of a unique combination of carbon fiber material. The result: extreme strength and rigidity, with a high degree of vibration reduction
Because of the non-rotation system, all locks of each leg can be opened at the same time, in one movement. Setup happens in a matter of seconds
Easy Lock Rings
The Redged ring-locking system keeps dust and sand from entering the tripod, ensuring perfect operation. It requires no extra power to achieve a safe locking
Three Leg Positions
Besides the normal position, the tripod offers the extra-low position for low viewpoints and ground-level macro subjects, and a middle position for table-top photography and macro photography (flowers, insects, etc.)
Expandable Center Column
A retractable dual-section design makes the center column extra-compact, which enables the tripod to achieve lower viewpoints
The counterweight hook is designed for attaching extra weight (a photo bag, or a bag with sand or stones), to increase the stability of the tripod, especially during windy conditions
Reversible Mounting Screw
Reversible screw has both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads, so any photo head or other accessory can be attached
Rubber Feet with Spikes
Universal feet with retractable spikes, suitable for all surfaces
Extra-Compact Traveler Design
This tripod features a "traveler" design – the legs fold upward 180°, the feet ending up a few inches past the top of the center column. This means you can add a head (not included), assuming it's compact enough, without adding to the tripod's total folded length