The Sirui M-3204X 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a tall tripod that becomes quite compact for transport, thanks to its upward-folding legs. The M-3204X also features a detachable leg that transforms into a monopod when you unscrew it from the chassis and attach the mounting plate. The M-3204X differs from the M-3204 model due to its split center column which allows for a fast and easy transition to low angle shooting.
A monopod comes in very handy in areas where tripods are not allowed, such as many tourist areas, or in extremely tight quarters. The maximum extended height of the tripod is 69.7" and of the monopod is 69.3".
The M-3204X tripod's legs fold upward 180° to achieve a relatively compact folded length of 20.1" – even with select head models attached. Despite its small folded size and relatively light carbon fiber build (3.7 lb), the M-3204X supports extremely heavy loads (up to 39.6 lb), so you can support just about any DSLR camera/lens combination and most camcorders.
The tripod's center column is reversible, and the M-3204X comes with a short center column so that you can set up extremely close to the ground for ultra-low-angle shooting. With the center column split and the long section removed, you can set the legs at their wide angle (80°) and shoot from only 6.1" off the ground. Retractable spiked feet provide stability on soft ground, sand and even ice.