Hailed as the worlds most lightweight and compact high-quality tripods, VANGUARD Alta+ tripods were designed by professional photographers to meet the most demanding requirements all in a sleek, modern design. Alta+ is perfect for air travel and backpacking. Alta+ combines ultra stability, durability, easy of use and reliability every photographer needs. Its legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles with a simple push of easy-release buttons for easy terrain changes and low angle-shooting. Other features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, all-weather foam grip legs, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head, non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains, and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. The backup safety lock for the camera plate with an automatic closure (quick shoe), larger camera plate and professional head feature (fluid, patented and with one bubble level) will optimize the adjustments and provide great pre and post-shoot precision.