The Dolica LX600B502D/S is the ultimate 60" tripod combo for the photographer that wants the best. It's the only Dolica tripod that utilizes ultra-precise CNC machining to create 95% of the parts of the tripod. What CNC (computer numerical controlled) means for you is all the parts are created from a single block of aluminum from a CNC machine.
This is advantageous from the traditional cast aluminum tripod because CNC parts have the tightest tolerances so the tripod is perfect specifications to the original that makes for very smooth operating tripod. Also since the LX600B502D/S tripod is made from single block of aluminum you have a much stronger tripod part for part since a single block of CNC aluminum is significantly stronger than cast aluminum it will last much longer to wear and tear. Also CNC tripods are capable of a protective anodized finish that also makes the tripod resistant rubbing, chipping, and peeling and allow for protective finish that will be beautiful for many years.
The LX600B502D/S has many advanced features for professional photographers on the go. The main feature besides its CNC composition is the ability for the tripod to fold into a compact 16.5 inches. By inverted the legs 180 degrees into the tripod, this enclosed the center column and ball head for a more compact design. The 2nd advanced feature is the ability for one tripod legs to detach into a 60 inch monopod by attaching the center column. This allows the tripod to become a 2-in-1 solution that makes it versatile when a monopod is needed.
Other advanced tripod features included is a short throw legs locks that open and close the legs with a slight counterclock twist that means quick setup. Standard features included with the professional series tripod also include a counterweight hook for adding stability at the center column, reverse center column with by inverting the tripod legs, multi-angle leg locks for adapting leg angle to any elevation, and spiked metal foot kit to interchange with rubber feet on dirt and sand surfaces.
The Dolica LX600B502D/S also includes an advanced ball head created with CNC parts as well. This classic design ball head utilizes ultra-smooth pan and tilt for easy positioning. Easy to ready degree angle mark at the pan base makes for precise panorama shots as well.
Independent pan and tilt knobs allow the photographer to maintain tilt angle independent of pan. Finally the LX600B502D/S has a 3 way bubble level system to ensure your shots are level horizontal and vertical. The quick release clamp is extra wide to accommodate most quick release plates from 38-42mm wide plates (measured from base of plate). Included with the LX600B502D/S is a padded nylon carrying case and tool kit.