Leg Sections

ProMax Ultra FT6852A Professional Aluminum Tripod

Tripod legs usually have 3 or 4 sections. A tripod with 3 leg sections will usually be lighter and stronger than one the same height and outer leg diameter. The reason for adding a leg section is to make the tripod shorter when it is compacted, so it is easier to pack for a trip. Read more in the Tripods article in the All About Optics section.