1. The ideal tripod for travelers - full-sized, but folds down smalln2. Legs fold up 180°for extra compactnessn3. The center column can be inverted for unusual low angle shotsn4. For speed and convenience, each leg has an automatic leg angle lock mechanismn5. Short center column is supplied for low angle or macro shootingn6. 3 position leg angle for uneven terrainn7. Your choice of economical aluminum or lightweight carbon fibern8. TX 2 Series has retractable spiked feet for outdoor photographynnTX series tripods-our most compact full-size tripods-were specifically designed with the traveler in mind.nnFor easy storage and transport, the tripod can fold as small as 34cm (13.4 in.) - about the size of a 2L water bottle - and weighs as little as 0.8kg (1.8 lb) !nnYou can easily fit a TX tripod into a backpack, camera bag or carry-on luggage! You no longer can use the excuse that you didn't bring a tripod because it was too big !nnThe TX Series tripod has a uniquely designed leg mechanism that allows you to move the legs up 180°. This allows the tripod to be folded significantly smaller than comparably sized tripods with conventional leg designs. Simply depress the leg angle lock and invert the legs 180°. An added advantage is that you can keep a ball head on the tripod and it will still fit in the compact case.