Excerpt: This tripod is definitely sturdy able to support heavy loads. Well built, solid. Heftier than I had expected. Very pleased with it so far. Using a gimbal head and long telephoto lens. Will be digiscoping with this as well.
Excerpt: Have only used this a couple of times so far but am really impressed with its solidity. It makes my other 4 tripods seem like beginners. Doing a lot of night photography and wanted a tripod that didn't vibrate and could be set at various heights and angles.
Excerpt: Since 1989 I have been shooting and have always used a cheap tripod. I have been used to using the tripods at [@] then stepped up to the Manfrotto 196xb for awhile. I can say this tripod is night and day difference from those other two tripods I've used.
Excerpt: Since I'm going to use this for landscape didn't want to spend a lot. Not sure if I like having to use the allen wrench to adjust the leg position but probably won't have to do that often. Overall, this seems like a nice tripod.
Excerpt: I use this tripod with a gimbal head, 100-400 zoom and canon 7DII primarily for shooting birds in a stationary location. This is no lightweight tripod but a well built, very sturdy unit with good height (I'm 6' and I don't need to extend the legs all the way to get a comfortable height without using...
Solid & professional, tall, no issue w 7D + 600mm lens.
CreeDorofl, B&H Photo
27 July 2015
Excerpt: This feels like a pro-grade tripod, for a very reasonable price. Everything is sturdy metal, thick rubber, etc... no bits of plastic that could snap. It's a little heavy at 5.8 pounds but since I only use it while driving it's a nonissue, and I like the added stability.
Pros: Good Stability, Tall Wout Center Column, Unfolds Quickly, Weight Hook
Excerpt: Yes, carbon fiber is supposed to be better (weight, stiffness), but aluminum works just fine for me, and it is certainly more affordable. In addition to the desired level of build quality and performance, the AT313 was selected mainly because I am over 6'2" tall, and this unit (with a ball head)...