Excerpt: Just add a good ball head and you have excellent support for a mag-alloy prosumer DSLR (with battery grip) and 70-200 f/2.8 zoom (with 2x converter). Also great with the same camera and an old-school manual 400mm lens.
Excerpt: I've owned a carbon fiber Gitzo leveling tripod couple years ago that cost me [$] to purchase, surprisingly that tripod had horrible quality control issues where the central column can not be locked completely, it would always move a bit even though the locks locked down to maximum. I swear I would never get a Gizto again.This tripod, a Chinese knock off of Gitzo, has taken the gitzo design and made it much better and approachable to the norm.
Pros: Anti-SandDust, Durable, Folds Small, Free tripod bag strap, Good Stability, Lightweight, Non-Twitsting Legs, Unfolds Quickly, Very Stable
Excerpt: Excellent for studio photography. I plan to use it for some field work. Very light for an aluminum based tripod. Very versatile with optional short stem base. Inexpensive Gitzo substitute for many projects.
Excerpt: This tripod is great for the price, it's heavy but not too heavy, the weight really is just right for long exposures or stabilizing a long lens. You really can't beat its value for the price. Most other tripods are double the cost of this one. The legs extend rapidly and are sealed to the elements.