The Ultrek UT-53D is the heavier-duty brother of Velbon's amazing Ultrek UT-43D II travel tripod. It is extremely compact when folded, yet thanks to the ingenious 6-section reverse-folding legs, it can be extended to become a practical full-height tripod as well as a low-level macro platform. New innovations include a 2-section telescopic centre column and 6-section legs that fold by reversing through a full 180 degrees. This allows the maximum extended height to become more than times the folded length! The UT-53D tripod is the ideal travel solution as it packs small enough to fit into most bags and cases. It comes complete with Velbon's QHD-53D Ball & Socket head, which includes a DIN standard quick-release platform for easy attachment to your camera. A soft carrying case is also included.