Recommended for DSLR with to 200mm lenses up to 300mm maximum, the Series 2 Traveler offers excellent maximum load capacity and great torsion rigidity thanks to G-Lock and the newly designed upper casting. Extremely lightweight and compact, this kit is the ultimate solution for photographers looking for a regular size tripod that combines lightweight, compactness and transportability without compromising on stability and image sharpness. It is available the popular four section standard level configuration and includes the Traveler Series 2 head.GK2580TQR Features:Ground Level Set - This 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 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.Leg Ends - All tripods and monopods in Series 1 and above are provided with removable rubber feet. This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes. (4 sections tripods in Series 1 are excluded because the final leg section is too narrow to fit these ends).