Nature- and sports photographers will loves this monopod. With his extended length of 5 feet, 7 inches it's ready for every action and easy to handle on a trip. The tubes are made of a unique combination of carbon fiber material. The result: extreme strength and rigidity, high grade of vibration reduction. Ole Jorgen Liodden, ambassador of Canon and nature photographer uses this monopod on all his photo expeditions all around the world. It's great to use this one !! Consider also the purchase of the RTH-1 tilt head, it will give you more control over the movements of your camera and it provides your with a extra height of 2 inches.