Summary: I use this tripod daily, no problems so far. My other tripod is a manfrotto 475 which I was finding a bit heavy to lug arround. I use a Canon 1Ds Mk3 with lenses ranging from 35/2.0 (the lightest) to 180/3.5l macro (the heaviest) This tripod is up to the job, and it seems to kill viabrations as opsed to the aluminium manfroot one which seemed to resonate.
Summary: Being a hobbyist, use it only occasionally. Leg locking system convenient and very reliable. Clean finish in general. Can't think of any downside to the product besides, of course, the price, but I have spent a lot more on far inferior similar products in the last six years.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: I did a lot of research before taking out a second mortgage and purchasing this, about the most expensive tripod you can buy in this category. My focus is bird photography. The reasons I selected this model were: (1) The reputation of Gitzo - I read many reviews that said, in effect, "You'll spend more, but never be disappointed - your quest for the perfect pod will be over.
Pros: Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged
Summary: Like so many others, I too had earlier fallen into the trap of looking for one "inexpensive" tripod after another, only to time and again regret every purchase because they all were lacking in quality and performance. So what did I do eventually? I saw sense! I decided upon making one final purchase - namely that one tripod which would serve me happily for the rest of my life - with no compromises on neither build quality, durability, performance nor weight.
Conclusion: Att använda: 5 Hållbarhet: 5
Kom över det här stativet begagnat i mer eller mindre nyskick och oj vilket lyft det var från mitt gamla Manfrotto stativ! Nu snackar vi stabilt.
Det väger lika "mycket" som mitt gamla men klarar 18kg istället för 5kg samt att det är betydligt högre. Redan utan att höja mittpelaren får jag stå på tå för att titta in i sökaren när stativet är fullt utfällt med mittpelaren nere :)
Det har en bra krok under där jag hänger kameraväskan med...
Pros: Stabilt, lätt, högt
Cons: finns inget negativt att skriva om detta stativ..