Excerpt: I bought this tripod for its solid construction and ability to get extremely low for flower photography. It has performed well with my Nikon D5100 and somewhat-bulky lenses (55-300 mm; 105 mm macro) in day-to-day use as well as a workshop in Death Valley. The foam padding around the upper part of the legs makes it comfortable to carry where necessary. The legs are easy to extend and retract, and the tripod is reasonably compact when fully folded up.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Height Range, Good Stability, Lightweight, Sturdy, Unfolds Quickly, Versatile
Excerpt: This is the first decent tripod that I found for under $100, shipped.<br />Imported from Germany.<br />Considering that our central bank is currently debasing the dollar<br />faster then their central bank<br />is debasing the euro (more than 1.4 USD/EU at the time<br />of purchase), the USD price is reasonable.<br />The tripod is well made and solid. Good for my still cameras<br />and my daughter's video camera.
Excerpt: I searched thoroughly for a tripod as useful as a Swiss army knife and this is it! For it's light weight, it's ability to support equipment weight, and it's price, this it is perfect for a day on the road. — I've used it indoors to photograph artwork & for time lapse video, outdoors to portrait & landscape photos, particularly 360 views, and for photographing my tiny chihuahua which requires a very low perspective.
Excerpt: I had a lighter weight tripod for almost the same $$ before this and now I feel spoiled. You can definitely go up in stability and features for more money but this was everything I needed for doing my studio shots (food/desserts/event tables).
Pros: Easy to operate, Solid Feeling yet Light, Stable
Excerpt: I use this with my D300 and my 14-24mm 2.8 lens and I say it really keeps it tight when set side-ways for portraits. I love the flexibility of the legs so it allows me to have my tripod as low as nine inches for ground-level photography. Other features like the balance, the center-weight hook for added stability (which I truly love) and retractable spikes at an awesome price (can't afford a tripod with a standalone head atm), I am sincerely happy that I bought this.
Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Summary: Qualität ist echt super! Es ist zwar schwer, doch das zeichnet sich auch bei der Qualität aus. Hat Spikes an den Füßen, die man, wenn man sie nicht braucht "verstecken" kann. Man muss auch mit großem Objektiv nicht zu fest zudrehen, damit nichts mehr verwackelt und macht einen sehr guten und stabilen Eindruck. Ich empfehle es jedem weiter!
Summary: So ,kurz vorweg ich hatte vorher eins von Harman... Man sagt wer billig kauft ,kauft 2mal. Ja es stimmt. und dann bin ich bei diesem hier angekommen. Das Stativ ist ein Traum es steht draußen seinen Mann, fest sicher bei wind etc. einfach super. Wer sich ein Gutes Stück kaufen will nimmt dieses hier.