The SIRUI N-2204 Tripod is a sensible choice that consists of a good balance of quality, functionality. It is an 8X carbon fiber 4 section tripod that features a detachable monopod leg in which you can simply unscrew from the rest of the tripod and assemble with the provided accessories kit into a functional, regular-sized monopod. It also comes with an extra short center column that is easily interchangeable with the principal center column and allows for low-height shooting, especially for those who love doing macro.
There are three adjustment angles available for the legs and each consists of an automatic lock mechanism. Weighing merely 1.3 kg (2.8 lbs) and folded up as 18 inches, with a loading capacity of 15 kg (33 lbs), this tripod will make an excellent companion no matter where it is taken to, be it in a studio or when you're traveling outdoors. The N-2204 is ideal for use with 35mm and medium-format photographic cameras, DSLRs and digital or conventional type video camcorders. The recommended ball heads are SIRUI G-20, K-20, K-20X, K-30 and K-30X.