The Velbon Ultra Maxi-L Compact Travel Tripod With Trunnion Shaft incorporates the patented "Twist Lock" leg-locking system, which allows its legs to lock and unlock quickly and simply with just a half turn twist. This unique system speeds up the set-up time significantly.
This model also features the Trunion Shaft System (TSS), where the main leg-bolts are now positioned directly above the shaft, which makes the tripod even more compact when closed.
The tripod's unique leg assembly allows for a five-section tripod with a great expansion/contraction ratio (~60" extended & ~14.2" collapsed). It is especially ideal for use as a traveling tripod, to be used with a standard digital SLR camera system.
The included PHD-31Q is a fully-featured all-metal "revolving" pan/tilt head. In addition to the usual 3-way pan and tilt functions this head has a second revolving plane, basically allowing for any position. It has swing function of 90° to right and left, and 360° pan action. The quick release platform is compact and thin, but is made of aluminum to maintain durability.
Independent leg spread allows each leg to be positioned at different angles, with a choice of three preset angles.
The Twist Lock leg-locking system, which allows its legs to lock and unlock quickly - a simple quick twist and pull allows you to extend each leg, with another twist to lock the leg.
The Centre column elevation is 2-section, lower part can be unscrewed and detached for use in full low-angle position.
The patented Trunnion Shaft System (TSS) meaning each leg extends the entire inside length of the outer leg casing, making the tripod extremely compact when folded.