"The Gitzo GT2532 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber 3 Sections Tripod features Carbon exact tubing, which includes High Modulus carbon fiber in the lower leg sections, adding to their diameters and making the tripod more rigid and stronger than its predecessor. The GT2532 has a load capacity of 39.68 lbs, extends to a maximum height of 65.35"" and folds down to 25.6"" for transport. The center column on the tripod can be removed for Ground Level Set, which enables the tripod to reach its lowest height of 6.3"". Its three-section legs are secured with twist locks that incorporate G-lock Ultra, which has an internal O-ring to prevent dust and particles from entering the leg system. The top spider has been redesigned to add rigidity and large leg angle selectors give you more area to grip when readjusting leg angles. A ballast hook on the center column allows you to add weight to increase the tripod's stability. Reversible Column The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work. Hook This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column. It is useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions. Removable feet It allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes. Carbon Ex"