The Manfrotto 055 Aluminum Tripod has a three-section support and has the best ball head available. It has a load capacity of 17.6 lb and an extension range between 3.5″ to 72.1″.The Standard Quick Power locks ensure that it is 50% more sturdy than other variants. One-finger operation of the center column and the easy link attachment for accessories with bulls eye bubble level that can be located easily are the hallmarks of this tripod. The 498RC2 camera ball head is made of die-cast aluminum alloy, strong enough to support an SLR camera and a medium lens. The single repositionable locking lever for the 360° panoramic rotation, ±90° tilt movement and the friction control for precise positioning make it incredibly easy to adjust the perfect composition.