The Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head performs a few different tricks as it supports cameras and camcorders up to 6.6 lb. First, there's the contortionist act it pulls when you fold it down. The Magic folds completely flat, and measures just 16" (including its head) when contracted. Second, there's a transformation from tripod to monopod when you unscrew the marked leg and attach it to the center column. Finally, the Magic allows you to perform some sleight of hand: Just rotate the top twist lock a quarter-turn to secure in place all of a leg's sections.
As for the rest of the Magic, its operation might be more conventional, but it certainly looks good while doing it – anodized, as it is, to a matte black finish with stylish red accents. The Magic comes with Cullmann's CB6.3 ball head, which features a single spring-loaded tightening handle for controlling pan and tilt movements. The quick-release assembly features a dual-locking mechanism for securing the plate.
Perfect for travel at only 2.9 lb and able to slide easily into backpacks and carry-on luggage, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 53", but as a monopod, the center column, head & leg combine to extend up to 58.5".