The vanguard abeo pro 284agh aluminum tripod with pistol-grip ball head combines the 284at legs with the gh-300t head. The tripod weighs 7.6 Lb, and has a load capacity of 17.6 Lb. It can extend up to 67″, and folds down to 28.7″. With the use of the included short column, the tripod can shoot as low as 9.4″ For macro and low-angle photography. The tripod features a multi-angle center column system that allows you to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions. This makes macro photography and unique angle shots a breeze. Its instant swivel stop-n-lock (issl) system securely re-positions the center column in one simple movement, while maintaining the tripod’s stability. When the center column is set in an angled position, a quick-adjustment lever lock makes pivoting the center column simple: flip the lock open, rotate the column to the desired position, and flip the lock closed. A ballast hook on the bottom of the center column allows you to hang a weight, adding stability to the tripod.