This tripod by Manfrotto is suitable for the advanced and professional photographer. With the included 3-way head, you can determine your position accurately. The tripod is made of sturdy and durable aluminum, and has 3 leg sections. Fully extended, the tripod has a working height of 171.5cm. Due to the wide spread position, the tripod drops to 42cm above the ground. That way, you can also use it for macro photography. The Manfrotto 290 XTRA can carry a weight of up to 4kg. This is enough for a body with a heavy telephoto lens. With the included shoulder bag, you can easily take the tripod with you during your photo trips.