• A two-stage tripods and is supplied with quick release leg locking levers, asymmetric leg angle presets and, most significantly, Manfrotto's patent-pending, World First rapid center column with built-in levelling half ball. The fact that the 50mm diameter ball with bubble spirit level is attached not to the tripod top spider but to the top of the center column allows you to level the top plate (and consequently the head and camera) and even adjust the camera height without needing to make micro adjustments to the tripod legs, representing a massive time saver it gives considerable added convenience.
Designed for the professional videographer, this is an extremely versatile tripod, ideal for Mini DV camcorders. It is entirely made from aluminum, and has a removable center column with built-in 50 mm leveling ball and bubble spirit level that can easily be re-fitted as a lateral arm. Not only does this allow the camera to be offset from the leg position, it is also the simplest possible way to shoot a subject from directly overhead.