• 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.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I use this for video mostly in a large area. It has many angles and this tripod has all the ways to adjust so that I can always have a "level" image when desired. It is a strong, heavy duty tripod without the weight.
Recently becoming interested in panorama photography, I quickly understood the importance of having the camera perfectly level, relative to the subject matter. With the adjustable "ball-socket" mounting on the center, height-adjustable center post of the tripod (and of course, the built-in bubble level), original angle or surface of your tripod location just no longer matters! In seconds, your tripod head is level and you're ready to go. . . . and that answered ALL MY NEEDS! I could not have asked for anything better and once again Adorama does it again!!! Thanks