Summary: I love the quick screw leg extension. Makes slapping the tripod up very quick when necessary. Great build and no problems as of yet. Sure beats the heck out of off brand $30 dollar cheapo tripods. Broke my share of those.
Summary: Very sturdy and lighter that I had hoped for. The tripod even comes with a hook under the center mount to hang your camera bag or weights on to weigh the tripod down. As well, easy leg adjustment, perfect height for those up to a little over six feet tall, etc. What a great and reasonably priced investment!
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
Summary: I have an older Giottos Tripod that weighed nearly 10 pounds. My wife and I were living in the Republic of Korea and were getting ready to go to Thailand on a 10 day vacation and I decided I wanted something lighter than the beast I had to travel with. I went to a local store and they had this tripod there. I liked the lighter weight of it and the size was decent as well. I have taken this tripod all over the world and back. Literally.
Summary: After buying several cheap tripods that have failed or broken, I finally decided to get a good tripod. I primarily shoot portraits and occasionally have the need for a tripod. This tripod is very solid, and well built. I like how it can be taken apart for cleaning. While a bit heavier than my last cheap tripod, the weight is not that bad. I opted to use it with a Manfrotto 486RC. It was easy to assemble.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: The MT-9251 is solid, stable, strong, adjustable and has the features and that to suit my needs. I needed a dual purpose setup for digital video and my DSLR. I shoot my daughters' gymnastics meets and put together DVDs for the team complete with menus, soundtrack and slideshows. This tripod fits perfectly for what I use it for. I paired it with the Giottos MH-5001 head and it works great for video and stills.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, High Quality, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement