If you are looking for a simple-to-use but lightweight tripod that can handle some heavy camera and lens combinations, then the Slik PRO CF-833 is for you. This tripod is 40% lighter than aluminum and extremely tough due to the 8-layer Carbon Fiber. When fully extended it reaches a height of 67.3 inches and folds down to a compact 23.6 inches. Weighing just 3.4 lbs, the PRO CF-833 is capable of handling up to 15.4 lbs. Use this tripod with professional camera bodies and/or heavy lenses.
The three leg sections are secured and loosened with twist locks. Because the legs do not rotate, you can unlock all of a leg's stages at once by twisting the three large rubber grips with one hand. This enables fast setup.
The rapid center column is removable as well as reversible for extremely low angles. At the bottom of the center column is a metal hook for hanging a counterweight for additional stability.