Summary: Have used the Tripod and several occasions in the last few weeks, I did my homework and chose this of the the Manfrotto equivalent. Very impressed - feels stirdy and many positions can be achieved. Very happy - I chose a Giottos Series II MH1312 ball head to complete this - all fits in the very handy tripod bag too.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: A stable well built tripod. Sure it is heavier than other similar equipped one but i can't justify a reason to spend double the amount. Set up/down with the clip system takes seconds (singular). The carry bag is good and strong.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: This is a serious piece of kit. I decided I needed a sturdier, more stable tripod after my favourite Manfrotto 190DXB blew over twice! I can't imaging this Benro suffering the same fate. It's heavier than the Manfrotto, but I knew that before I purchased it. It's the strongest, sturdiest tripod I've ever owned and It looks better made than just about any other I've come across. I expect it to provide years of good service.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement, Sturdy