"Light in weight, light in price, but heavy in value, the SLIK U series of economy tripods have proved to be so popular and successful that they have been knocked-off by many companies, but none have been able to match the quality and value performance of these versatile tripods.Every tripod in the series is less than 2 feet long when completely folded and weigh less than 3.5 lbs for easy traveling.The SLIK U series have many other features that the casual photographer and family videographer will come to love.The U8000 is a Dual purpose (photo and video) 3-way panhead with a quick shoe.|Dual Purpose Video/Photo (Fluid/3-way)Head -The retractable camera positioning pin enables you to mount either a video, or a still camara on the Quick Release Pratform. Simple vertical positioning for still cameras.|Dual Purpose Video/Photo Quick Shoe -Attaches easily onto still, and video cameras. Just align the quick shoe along the length of the camera body, and tighten with a coin.|Ultra-smooth Geared Center Column -Engnieering plastic assures smooth and quiet rack and pinion gear movement of the center column.|Oversize, Single Action, Speed Release Lag Locks -Easy, and quick to operate leg locks let you adjust the tripod height in seconds. Oversize locks also let you make minor leveling adjustmemts without having to look away from the viewfinder.|Easy To Grasp, Champagne Bronze Colour Legs -Exclusive anodised champagne bronze colour legs are also designed to feel comfortable in the hand.|Torsion Resisting Legs Brace -Leg brace adds more stability to the legs, and resists torsion. It also incorporates the movement of all three legs. Just open or close one leg, and the rest will follow automatically."