All wooden components are encased in plastic to ensure high resistance to wear. The New Lever Lock Leg Clamps are fast and easy to use, even one handed. The Lever Locks are on the outside of the height adjustment clamps for easy accessibility, even with the tripod fully extended. The 6" dia. circular headplate is painted orange, and the tripod legs are orange and yellow. Centering range in 2 3/4". The Nedo Tripod weighs 17 lbs., is 47" retracted; 70" in extended position. Tripod screw measures 5/8"-11 with rugged plumb-bob hook for longer use in the field.