The Gitzo GK1545T-82TQD Series 1 4-Section Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with a Center Ball Head folds up extremely compactly. Its reverse-folding legs fold around the center column and contribute to the tripod's closed length of just 16.7". It extends to 64.4" high and can hold up to 22 lb worth of gear. With the included short center column installed, the tripod can get down to 12.6" for macro or low-angle shooting. Carbon eXact tubing is utilized for added strength rigidity.
The Center Ball Head is an Arca-type compatible head that has a separate lock for the 360° panning and another to control the movement of the ball. A tungsten disulfide coating on the ball helps keep the ball movement smooth and minimizes stick-slip. A screw-knob lock tightens down on the included quick-release plate and a bubble level helps you maintain straight horizons in your images. To allow for precise adjustments, a friction control dial is integrated into the large locking knob.