Excerpt: use it for my canon 600mm is 2 on a wimberly gimbal, this tripod does waiver when swinging this big lense around. don't forget you must have a good support system under a very expensive lense, don't settle for anything less
Excerpt: I was using a Series 3 (Gitzo) tripod with an 800mm lens and the 1Dx which is quite a load, especially in windy conditions. This combo was pushing the limits of my series 3. The Series 5 handles the weigh easily even with a sand bag attached.
Excerpt: When planning the purchase of my Sony 500mm f/4 lens, I wanted to be sure it was supported by the best gimbal and tripod available. The Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base was an easy choice and I totally agree with their recommendation to use their gimbal head on a Gitzo...
Pros: Excellent build quality, Good Stability, Great value, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: Bought this to use with a Nikon 500mm lens. Using the Wimberly 200 head. Impressed with build. Very solid on my trial run. Comforting when using lots of expensive gear. The disadvantage is the bulk and weight, but that pales when to compared to $ plus of gear broken on the ground.
Excerpt: I bought this to use with my 500mm and Gimbal head. It is built like a rock. its really stable, and solid. It is not light weight. it is pricy also but imo, worths every penny, especially if you are using a big lens.
Excerpt: I am using 500mmF4 fixed lense for birds phtography,most my photographic products bought from B& H ,and this tripod I bought few weeks ago,and found extremly versatile.Very safe with wimberly 200 head II,
Excerpt: My primary use is for wildlife with my 400/2.8 lens. Also for general nature and landscape photography. Upon removing the GT5542LS from its box, I was impressed by the design and build quality, and am assured that it will be more than capable of providing a sturdy, rock solid platform for my gear.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: Sometimes it is just that simple: you get what you pay for. At $xxxx, one might think it insane to buy this tripod (add a comparable head, and you are at $xxxx). But then you use it: strong, light, and moving parts that work with the smoothness one expects from high end aircraft parts.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly