out of 5
I took this item to China and it was perfect for day shoots, where it was too crowded to set up a tripod. The maximum height is 63.4 inches (161 cm), yet the folded length is but 26.4" (67 cm). Load capacity, 26.4 lb (12 kg). Carrying weight, 1.7 lb (0.77 kg). Three flip levers for easy assembly. Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16. This model also features a wrist strap, which can wrapped around your hand like a ski pole, thus preventing theft.
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