The Sirui N-2004KX 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Tripod is a great tripod for anyone who needs to pack light and reserve the option to, at a moment's notice, slim down their camera's support system to just a monopod. The N-2004KX features a leg that unscrews and attaches to a second included mounting plate to form a monopod. And, differing from the N-2004 model, the N-2004KX features a split center column for a fast and easy transition to low-angle shooting.Reaching a maximum height of 65", the tripod itself is quite versatile in its own right - the N-2004KX weighs just 4.0 lb but supports up to 33.1 lb thanks to its thick leg sections (only 3mm difference in diameter of each leg section) and forged aluminum alloy construction. It's suitable for use with just about any head and any 35mm camera, DSLR, point & shoot, or camcorder.The N-2004KX tripod's legs fold upward 180deg. to achieve a relatively compact folded length of 18.1" - even with select head models attached. The entire package will fit comfortably in most carry-on bags and many backpacks. A custom case with padded handle is included. The tripod's center column is reversible and the N-2004KX comes with a short center column so that you can set up extremely close to the ground for ultra-low-angle shooting. With the center column split and the long section removed, you can set the legs at their widest angle (80deg.) and shoot from only 6.7" off the ground.