Excerpt: after buying many tripods i have found the gitzo series 3 6x to be the absolute best in its class. the durable construction and compatibility with using other manufacturers parts makes this one of the finest.
Excerpt: Just took this on a week long trip to the Everglades; allowed me to use the 600mm with ease out in the field. Extremely sturdy - I felt comfortable throwing a 25lb load over my shoulder for hours without a single worry and indication of weakness.
Excerpt: This is an awesome tripod. Light weight, extremely stable and easy to operate on the field. The new design of the center plate and the G-Lock with the built-in spikes is great! I use this with my D750/D600 with a heavy 300mm f/2.8 with a 2x TC on a Kirk ball head all the time and this one is rock...
Pros: Durable, Easy To Deploy, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Very Stable, Very Versatile
Excerpt: Was considering an equivalent Really Right Stuff tripod. However the $150 rebate (ends on 12/31/14) was the deal breaker a quality tripod, relatively light weight with a reasonable height. Easy to adjust legs.
Excerpt: This tripod is a great balance between having a more light weight tripod and providing stability for telephoto lens. At 4 pounds it isn't as light as some tripods, however it is lighter than my old Gitzo which weighs 7 pounds.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly