If you’re not used to shooting with a tripod, it can seem like a luxury item. After all, we have image stabilization in most of our cameras nowadays, right? But a sturdy tripod can make some shots possible when they otherwise wouldn’t be. This set of sticks is built from 9x weave carbon fiber, so the legs are meant to last about as long as, well, your actual legs. It has an oversized center column, interchangeable feet, extremely sturdy leg locks, and reinforcements at just about every crucial point. Plus, it can hold up to 35 pounds of gear, so it’s strong enough to hold just about any setup you want to put on it—or a human toddler.