The Redged RTA-320 3-Section Aluminum Macro Tripod with R-0 Ball Head is a sophisticated, extremely compact camera support system for table-top or low-angle photography. Composed of lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum alloy tubes, the 3-section legs and center column extend to a maximum height of 18.4" and fold down to just 11.2" (with the head attached) for easy transport.
Though it's a "macro" or table-top model, the RTA-320 includes many of the tripod features that professionals expect: Anti-rotation legs for quick setup, a relatively high load capacity of 8.8 lb, a reversible center column, and no-slip rubber feet. In addition, both the twist locks and the center column are designed to prevent sand and dust from invading the RTA-320.
The R-0 ball head features a single knob for releasing & locking both pan and tilt positioning. The head features a slot for 90° tilt, so you can easily switch to portrait orientation. At only 1.6 lb, this tripod & head combination is an excellent choice for backpackers and other traveling photographers.
The tripod's leg tubes consist of lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum alloy
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
Column-Locking Ring with Wings
The wings ensure tight locking of the center column when heavy photographic gear is placed on the tripod. Rubber sealing prevents sand from entering the locking mechanism
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.)
By inverting the center column, it is possible to realize even lower camera positions and macro positions. This is also great for making reproductions of flat objects, using the setup as a sort of copy stand
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
Universal rubber feet, suitable for many surfaces
High-precision leveling bubble makes for perfectly leveled shots