An excellent choice for MiniDV, compact digital cameras and DSLRs with 135mm lenses, up to a maximum of 200mm. Offers an excellent maximum load capacity and good torsional rigidity at a reduced weight. Series 1 is the ideal solution for photographers on the move or when space and weight are key factors. The two section telescopic column allows for a convenient height adjustment while maintaining a small foot print. The included Ground Level Set allows to shoot very close to the ground. Series 1 Vintage kit is available in four section compact size.GK1380VQR Features:GROUND LEVEL SET - This new feature allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. Uses existing components: the upper disc with reversible 1/4 - 3/8 bolt and the column hook assembly: Remove column and fix the disk directly to the upper casting using the column hook. No tools needed. G-LOCK - G-Lock is the Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.RAPID COLUMN - The center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. Series 1 and above are built with an anti-rotation grooved center column for improved stability.REVERSIBLE COLUMN - The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.HOOK - This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizingweight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) fromthe bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with longheavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.POWER DISC - The new tripod upper disc is called "Power Disc". It is made of machined solid aluminum and it now features two locking screws, one to lock the head, the other to safely lock the disc onto the column. The "Power Disc" gives a rock solid connection of the whole system for additional safety and stability.