When the other tripods become too heavy, take the T-024X Traveler Light Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10S Ball Head from Sirui instead. The legs are made of eight layers of weaved carbon fiber. Weighing 2 lb, it is a compact and light tripod. The center column and the legs have a half-turn twist lock for easy and quick setup. At the bottom of the center column is a hook to hang a sand bag or camera bag, for extra stability, when shooting on a windy day. Reverse the center column to do macro work, or with the included short column shoot at the lowest height of 8.2".
The four-section tripod goes as tall as 58", with three independent leg angles to provide stability on uneven terrain. Rubber feet prevent skidding on smooth surfaces. On the top tube section of the tripod, foam grips provide comfort when handling in cold temperatures. Fold the legs 180° in reverse to make the tripod more compact for travel and storage.
The Arca-type compatible ball head comes with a quick release plate. Compared to the previous generation head, the locking knobs are larger for the panning base, the ball head, and the quick release. On the opposite side of the locking knob of the plate, there is a red safety release button. The release button lets you slide off the quick release plate without completely opening the quick release clamp.