"The FGP18A Go Plus Travel tripod series is the first to offer the compactness of a travel tripod with a versatile center column! The tripod is constructed from aluminum tubing with machined aluminum and magnesium alloy components. The tripod combines reverse folding legs that wrap around the center column providing a more compact unit for transportation. A unique feature of this tripod is its versatile center column which can be removed from its conventional vertical position and swung through a 180 degree arc and locked into place at any point. Among other shooting orientations, this feature, when combined with the three po sition leg angle settings, makes this tripod perfect for low level macro photogr aphy. Other features include a built in monopod, easy to use twist leg locks, st andard screw-in rubber and stainless spiked feet and a high quality padded tripod carry case.|Unique laterally adjustable center column for horizontal orientation"