The tripod is about 52-53" tall when opened with an about 60-62" tall with the center column fully extended. This one is rated up to a 300mm which has worked phenomenally for me over the years, but after purchasing a larger lens I need to upgrade to a series 4 or 5. This tripod is in excellent condition with absolutely zero issues or complaints. Comes with the original Gitzo bag.The Neewer ball head is great for lenses up to about 200mm, but beyond that I would not recommend it. I have had it only 1 month so it's never even been used. Along with the new tripod I upgraded to a gimbal head so don't need the Neewer ball head. Sellers have no control of this whatsoever. The item "Gitzo GT2531 Carbon Fiber Tripod withNeewer Professional Ballhead" is in sale since Tuesday, December 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "sparkslorenz" and is located in Rocky Point, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.