The Vinten two-stage tripod is basically similar to the single-stage tripod, but with two-stage legs. The minimum height is 51.1 cm (20.1"). Maximum height with a floor spreader is 146 cm (57.5"). Mounted on a dolly, the height range is 78.3 cm to 166.3 cm (30.8" to 65.5"). Each leg has a three-position swivel foot assembly, which provides a flat foot for studio use or a spike for use on soft ground.
The innovative leg clamps incorporate a self-limiting mechanism which provides a guaranteed clamping force and prevents overtightening. Clips on each leg retain the tripod in the closed position.
A mid-level spreader, attached to each leg, is free to slide on the spreader support tube. The spreader is retained on the tube by a spring-loaded release button and locked in position by a clamp. A fold-away carrying handle is fitted at the top of one leg. Two tie-down hooks provide additional security in adverse conditions. One is positioned under the tripod head, the other at the base of the spreader support tube.
The pan and tilt head is attached to the tripod using four captive mounting bolts or by a Mitchell-type centre screw.