The Giottos Aluminum Tripod/Monopod with QR Ballhead delivers what every photographer is looking for - a solid professional tripod that folds down to a manageable size. The collar is made from aluminum alloy with an increased molecular density. It folds down to a portable 16.3" size and can be converted to a 69.2" monopod. This aluminum support will extend to 67.3", but its minimum working height is less than a foot - 11.2". Although it weighs just 4.3 lbs, it can support up to 13 lb. The included quick-release ballhead has a bubble level and is Arca-compatible.
Plus, one leg of the tripod combined with the center column converts to a monopod that extends to 69.2" and collapses to 29.8". The 5 tripod leg sections use a quick twist-lock design and the rubber feet are supplied with metal spikes for use on uneven or rough terrain.