Designed for travelling photographers needing a reliable option that is still easy to carry, the black Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod from Manfrotto is capable of holding professional camera gear weighing up to 8.8 lb. It pairs lightweight carbon fiber legs with a telescopic center column and an aluminum ball head, resulting in a capable yet compact package with a weight of 2.3 lb and a folded length of 12.6". An independent pan lock is offered for easy movement along a single axis and a friction control knob is also available for making precise adjustments.
When fully extended, the Element tripod can reach a notable maximum height of 56.3", while also going as low as 13.8" for dramatic low angle shots. Twist locks are deployed between each of the five leg sections, which makes the tripod easy to set up and tear down and is very useful for on location shooting. Furthermore, each leg can be adjusted between three different angles, so you can regulate the stability of your support to fit your needs. Additional features include two bubble levels and a carrying bag for easy transport.