This compact tripod features reverse-folding legs that enable the tripod to fold down to 22.6″, which combined with its 3.9 lb weight makes this a suitable tripod for travel. When the 4-section twist-lock legs are fully extended the FTA18AB0 reaches a height of 58.5″. One of the legs can be removed and connected to the center column to create a monopod for added versatility.
The legs are made from aluminum alloy for minimizing weight without sacrificing strength. To add stability, the rapid center column has a ballast hook on the bottom so that you can hang a stabilizing weight such as a heavy bag or case. Rubber feet and stainless-steel spikes let you use the tripod on a variety of surfaces such as grass, ice, or wooden and tile floors. A dust cover and a carrying case with a shoulder strap are included to protect the legs when not in use.
The included B0 ball head has separate pan and ball locks, and an Arca-type clamp with a quick release plate. A 90° notch lets you quickly change your camera to portrait orientation, and an integrated bull’s-eye bubble level helps maintain horizontal alignment. The base of the head connects to a tripod or monopod via a 3/8″-16 thread and the included plate provides a 1/4″-20 camera mount.