I didn't get a chance to take a photo with my new tripod this weekend, so instead I took a photo of it. As you can see, it's made of carbon fiber, which is awesome (but pricey). My previous tripod is aluminum, smaller, and the head was built in (not very professional). My new one is significantly bigger and better in every way, and because it's made of carbon fiber, it's about the same weight as the aluminum one. Pictures would be better than words, but trust me - it's awesome.