The Manfrotto PRO Aluminum Tripod is a three-section tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5" to 66.9". Its legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50%, and its load capacity by 4.4 lb over its predecessor. A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull's eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.
Manfrotto offers two levels of Warranty:
"Standard Limited Warranty" comes with all products.
This warranty does not cover any defects or costs caused by:
• misuse and subsequent damage.
• modification, alteration, repair or service of this product by anyone other than Manfrotto;
• any use of the product other than that for which it was designed;
"Limited Conventional Warranty Extension", offered by Manfrotto as a special extension to the "standard" Warranty and is free of charge up to 5 years after the original purchase. To take advantage of the “Limited Conventional Warranty Extension” scheme, you must register your product with Manfrotto within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please go to http://www.manfrotto.com/warranty to register for the extended warranty.
Please ensure that you keep your receipt as proof of purchase for the warranty to be valid: you will need to send Manfrotto your receipt when you service or repair your product under warranty.