A.M.T. alloy makes the PRO 700 DX black tripod closer to the weight of a comparable sized carbon fiber tripod than a standard aluminum tripod. Like the weight of carbon fiber but not crazy about the price? Then check out the PRO 700 DX legs only. Match it with your favorite head and you have a winning combination. Capable of handling the weight of professional DSLRs with heavy, long telephoto lenses, The PRO 700 DX offer professional photographers and advanced amateurs the strength and stability they need. The PRO 700 DX makes setting up easy with secure yet fast speed release leg locks, gearless center column, and 3 position adjustable angle leg locks for easy set up on uneven ground or steps. The PRO 700 DX center column is actually two threaded pieces that unscrew to convert the top piece to a short column. This combined with the adjustable leg angle locks allows the tripod to be lowered to just 15 inches for very low angle or macro photography in the field. Value, today it’s more important then ever. Compare the price and features of the PRO 700 DX to other manufacturer’s professional camera supports and you will see that dollar for dollar and feature for feature, this is one of the best values in a professional tripod available.