The Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Compact Travel Tripod With Trunnion Shaft is an Aluminium 5 section tripod with a centre column that splits to enable this tripod to have a minimum working height of just 16.5cm - perfect for macro work. It is also supplied with one of Velbon’s fantastic aluminium pan & tilt heads – the PHD-31Q.
The Velbon Ultra range feature 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. Additionally, they offer the unique and patented Velbon "Twist Lock" leg system - a simple quick twist and pull allows you to extend each leg, with another twist to lock the leg.
Patented TRUNNION shaft system The best ratio of extended length between full low and max height.
PHD-41Q aluminium pan & tit head included Lightweight, Slik and ready for action straight out of the box.
High quality 5-section aluminium legs Hard wearing and extremely stable in all shooting environments.
Detachable 2 section centre column Ideal for low angle photography especially macro.
The Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod is Compact and lightweight, 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 (~54.5" extended & ~13.2" 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.