The Slik PRO CF-734 Carbon Fiber Tripod is the 4-section version in the 73x series. It is more compact (18.7" folded length) but a shade heavier (3.0 lbs) than the CF-733, thus a bit better suited for hiking and backpacking. The PRO CF-734 will support up to 11 lbs of camera and lens or spotting scope. The leg locks are the twist collar type, but the Anti-Rotational System legs keep the leg sections from rotating inside each other, so the lock is easy and positive. The carbon fiber leg tubes are comprised of 8 layers of interwoven carbon filaments which are then bonded together.
SLIK Tripods and accessories carry a three year limited warranty on tripods and a one year limited warranty on heads and accessories. Call Kenko at 1-800-421-1141 for assistance.