The latest metal, SLIK's exclusive A.M.T. super titanium alloy legs make the PRO 330 DX lighter weight than similar tripods, but with more rigidity for a more secure hold on your camera. It folds down small to just 23.5 inches and weighs just 3.5 pounds making this tripod great for traveling. The emphasis on the PRO 300 DX is ease of use. Any tripod should be easy to use, so that that you spend more time concentrating on your subject, and enjoying your photography, than you do stressing about and fussing with your equipment. The lightest of the PRO series, the PRO 330 DX makes setting up easy with secure, yet fast speed release leg locks, gearless center column for quick height adjustments, and 3 position adjustable angle legs for easy set up on uneven ground or steps. This adjustable angle feature can also be used to lower the camera for extremely low angle or macro photography out in the field. Despite its featherweight and ease of use, the PRO 330 DX can hold nearly 8 pounds of camera and lens. Perfect for the photographer with a digital camera or lightweight SLR camera and lens. Plus the head is removable, so that a variety of other heads, like one of the SLIK ball heads, can be used in place of the included all-metal 3-way pan head with quick release. With its application of lightweight super alloy, the SLIK PRO 330 DX presents an economical alternative to the more expensive carbon fiber tripods, allowing you to travel light, on any budget.