After all, it supports up to 26 pounds of gear, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone short of a hardcore wildlife shooter whose camera and lens approaches that weight. Even a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with a hulking 400mm f/2.8 IS lens doesn’t hit 15 pounds. Sure, video shooters can use this Prometheus-caliber support, but photoretailer Adorama, which uses Flashpoint as its house brand, is promoting this ’pod to photographers like you and me. It’s clearly a statement that Adorama wants to be taken seriously in the tripod category. Not mere low-cost gear, but good gear that runs right up to the 26- pound-supporting pro level.