The Field Optics Research ProMax Ultra FT6852A Professional Aluminum Tripod combines many useful features for an unbeatable price. The 32.5 mm diameter aluminum alloy legs are far more rigid than most aluminum tripods, improving the stability of your view. This tripod has a 61.7 load capacity to support the largest lenses and spotting scopes. You can use your camera and/or optics over a huge range of viewing positions; the ProMax Ultra FT6852A reaches a maximum height of 68.58" and a minimum height of just 4.92"! The foam-wrapped leg can be detached from the tripod to function as a monopod or a walking stick, making this model highly versatile. The rubber foot cover can be taken off to expose a metal spike, a very useful perk for use on various terrains. To minimize length for travel, the center column is 2-segmented.