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
Excerpt: Have used other carbon fiber tripods, but with the rebate could not resist spending the exra bucks. The legs are very strong and work well with the canon 500mm f4 lens! Light and good leg grips! With the rebate it was an excellent buy....very glad I did.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly