The Manfrotto X-PRO 3-Way Head for Photo Tripods MHXPRO-3W has been designed to be one of the most compact, precise and reliable 3-way photographic heads available today. The compact closed size that makes the Manfrotto X-PRO Tripod Head so easy to pack and carry is down to its retractable levers that can be extended when needed. With the levers retracted and folded for transport, the space occupied by the head is only 13cm x 13.5cm x 13.5cm (5.1" x 5.3" x 5.3"). Friction controls on the Manfrotto X-PRO 3-Way Head is made with tilt and portrait axes to help balance the weight of camera equipment so that fine framing adjustments can be made with the locking knobs open, only locking everything down once everything's ready. And with 3 leveling bubbles on the head, composition can be leveled precisely in-camera, reducing post production work. Sturdily built with a rugged aluminum body for reliability and durability, the Manfrotto X-PRO Photo Head supports up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs), but weighs only 1 kg (2.2 lbs).