This 290 Series kit includes a 293 aluminum tripod and a compact three way head. The 3-section MT293A3 tripod is constructed from aluminum leg tubes and an aluminum top casting for rigidity, durability and performance. The legs' tension-adjustable locking levers can be tightened to counteract any effects of wear and aging, keeping the tripod fully functional throughout its long life. Two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible, and a rapid center column adds flexibility and extends the min-max height range. An 'anti-shock' rubber collar at the top of the center column protects the camera if the extended column is left unlocked and drops accidentally. The three-way photo head specifically designed for compactness and transportability, while also allowing accurate, precise framing and solid support of medium-heavy camera equipment. The head's distinguishing feature is its unique mechanism for 'folding' the handles when the head is not in use. With the handles folded and running parallel, the head's dimensions are dramatically reduced, so it takes up less space when packed, and is easier and less cumbersome to carry, on or off the tripod. The quick-release head is made from Adaptor, a special lightweight polymer which cuts down the weight, yet offers high mechanical resistance for sturdy support. The head has three leveling bubbles (on for each axis of rotation) which make it easier and faster to get straight, well-framed images in-camera, thereby saving time in post-production. SPECIFICATIONS: Rapid center column, Closed length 25.35 in, column cross section three-faceted, column tube diameter 22.19mm, leg angles 23°. 51°, leg cross section D shape, leg sections 3 number, legs tube diameter 22.5. 19. 15.5 mm, maximum height (with center column down) 54.61 in, maximum length 62.09 in, minimum height 17.87 in, plate type 200PL-14, load capacity 8.82 lbs., weight 4.41 lbs.