"The automatic, 3 section, monopod provides immediate single handed final height adjustment. Squeeze the trigger handle and the top section can be raised or lowered, release, and it locks in position. The lower two sections have a twist lock action for additional height adjustment. The top plate has a dual 1/4"" - 3/8"" camera fixing screw. Combines the same leg release technology developed for the 458B NEOTEC Tripod and the design concept of the 3245 Automatic Monopod To extend and open the monpod, pull the leg down. By squeezing the trigger handle, all three sections can be raised or lowered; releas the handle and it locks in position. To close, squeeze the trigger and push the 3 leg sections up The 685B sports a new safety lever that prevents accidental deployment of the locking release mechanism. To close the monopod, simply activate the safety lever with the small 'pinkie' finger, which then allows the grip action handle to be depressed. The lever is simple to operate while still maintaining the one-handed closing operation. To further improve the single-handed performance of the Neotec Monopod, Manfrotto has added a lightweight rubber foot pedal to make opening or closing a snap. To increase the height of the camera, simply step on the pedal and lift the monopod to the new position. For storage and transportation, the foot pedal folds away against the bottom leg section. Manfrotto has also added a protective leg-warmer on the bottom|Special aluminum alloy used in the aeronautical industry.|Combines the same leg release technology developed for the 458B Neotec Tripod and the design concept of the 3245 Automatic Monopod.|Monopod head attachment using the dual 1/4"" and 3/8"" fixing screw.|Wrist carrying strap included.|Black/dark Grey finish"