The Ravelli APLT4 tripod is great for photographers that are looking for a lightweight and versatile 61" Tripod . This tripod is inexpensive, but full of features. With the ability to position your camera from a normal landscape orientation, to a portrait orientation you are sure to be able to capture the photo you want. This tripod also comes with a carrying bag and built-in bubble level. It also has a quick release plate for your camera for easy set up and take down. The center column is gear driven which extends up 14". This tripod is made from aluminum and a dense plastic. The legs and center channel are made from aluminum and the head and section intersects are plastic. The head is removable from the tripod legs.