The shorter column improves the tripod’s positioning flexibility. If you need to work with legs set at the third angle of inclination (about 60°) but still need to be able to move the camera up and down to achieve perfect adjust your shot perfectly, this shorter column replaces the one supplied with the tripod.
2 year limited Warranty. Eligible for a free Limited Conventional Warranty Extension of 8 years – totalling 10 years from the date of purchase. Item must be registered here within the first year to receive this.