The Giottos Pro Series 9313 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 78.7" and weighs in at only 3.7 lb while supporting up to 22 lb. But that's just the basics. It has a centre column with a unique cantilevered design that allows it to tilt 180 degrees in its yoke and rotate 360 degrees. It also has a ballast hook at the bottom to add stabilising weights. Thanks to the combination of the column and the 9313's three position leg spreading feature, you're able to shoot as low as 11" from the ground. The three leg sections offer a padded first section and Quick Lever Locks for easy operation and optional spiked feet. The lowest leg has eight calibration marks at 2.0" intervals to make precise leveling easy.