When choosing a tripod for shooting landscapes, look for:
• Light weight for easy trekking to remote locales.
• Enough height to bring camera to eye level with center column down.
• Compact ballhead for quick action and easy carry.
• Long center column for eye-level shooting on slopes (e.g., river banks, hillsides).
• Three-section, no-brace, clip-lock legs for quick, jam-free operation.