Manfrottos Element Monopod red is a 5-section aluminum alloy monopod that extends to a height of 59.1, folds down to 16.3 and weighs just 17.64 ounces. In a nutshell: extremely sturdy, extremely portable. The top-section features a rubber grip and a wrist strap to ensure optimal grip. The Manfrotto Element monopod holds up to 33.07 lbs., securely supporting telephoto lens shooting. It is the best choice for sports, weddings, wildlife or any photography style requiring the combination of a small footprint and strong support. A removable knob on top of the disc reveals a 1/4''-20 screw for either securing a camera directly or for an optional Manfrotto monopod head, like the 234RC. Height is adjusted with twist locks. This ergonomic mechanism makes the monopod fast and handy to operate both core features of the ideal monopod.