1. Tripod converts to monopod;n2. 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. N2 Series has retractable spiked feet for outdoor photographynnThe NX 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 tripod case.nnThe NX Series tripod is an excellent all-purpose model with many useful features not found in other tripod systems. With a select range of sizes to choose from, this series has much to offer.nnDue to the use of high quality materials (and designing the leg tubes to have only a 3mm difference in diameter for added stability) it's not surprising to see that the tallest model, the N-2205, is also able to be the most compact! It can extend to an impressive 169cm (66.5 in.), while folding down to only 42cm (16.5 in.)!nnIn addition to being a high quality tripod, NX Series tripods have the ability to be converted into a monopod! This is really convenient when tripods are not allowed or when you're shooting in tight spaces.