Summary: I liked this tripod for the money, would buy again. don't be silly with the weight and you'll be fine.
Pros: fairly light, ball head, 5 year warranty
Cons: a bit bulky ball head broke in normal use. I had a D610 SLR camera with a big heavy SB-800 flash on there, and I was trying to secure it vertically so 1) there was a lot of shear on it and 2) luckily I caught the falling equipment. I just now got around to following up with warranty info and i'm ...
Summary: If you can afford a top-notch tripod, it'll be better than this -- big surprise. Compared to the cheap-o tripod you probably got in your "new camera kit", though, this is a big step up.
Pros: Compared to other tripods in this price range, this is a really good value. Lots of nice features, lightweight, and durable. I've had one of these for a number of years, and I drug it all over for landscapes, etc. -- never a problem.
Cons: The ballhead is probably the weak link of this kit. Dolica makes a kit that looks very similar with an upgraded head - it's a little more expensive, but I'd give it a shot.
Cons: The finish of ball head came off after first use...I received the package and used it only for a test shoot indoor today Extremely low quality.... And newegg would not offer free return shipping for defective item... Will not shop new egg any more
Summary: Dolica customer service is horrible! I've contacted the RMA department multiple times for a new accessory screw and hook. I've given them the same information multiple times and they STILL keep replying asking me to fill out the same form!
Pros: It holds a camera/binoculars.
Cons: The legs aren't straight. It's just a heavier version a low-quality product.