Summary: I purchased the legs as a package with the 503HDV Fluid Head by Manfrotto. Good combination. I use this tripod with my Canon XL2 and so far it holds up great. I have no compliants. I will say, I have only used the tripod inside so far. I cannot tell you how it holds up on uneven ground.
Summary: I own Sony MiniDV VX2100 cameras. I bought this tripod to tape weddings and performance events. To pan left and right, tilting up and down, is so very smooth and is exaactly what I've been looking for. This is the best tripod for my camera that I've bought to date! This is the 1st tripod that I've owned that has such as smooth movement result. This is a very high quality, durable tripod that even came with a carring strap.
Summary: I needed a sturdy tripod that had a geared center column. After doing much research I decided on the Manfrotto 028B. It's become a life saver especially when you need to go high, just use the gear and you can get some really cool shots..... I use this for weddings and other events, it is great for when you need to get smooth stable shots.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: This is a great medium weight tripod. I can pick it up with a video camera and move it around without much effort. It is very stable and provides all of the features that I am looking for in a video/photo tripod. I shoot both photography and video for weddings and this tripod does it all.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: Used in live event captures with GL2s mastered down to DVDs. Just the right size. Fast and easy setup, stable and smooth. An excellent choice for the budget driven. Definately on the lower end of the professional scale but can still easily put out a smooth quality final product. My only question is how this will stand up to wear and tear over the years. We shall see.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: It is very sturdy and very professional. I shoot music videos and short films. This tripod gives me exactly what I need in terms of stability. I find myself making adjustments on my camera in the middle of a shot for aesthetic reasons and it allows me to do so without any shaking or vibrating the camera. It's a bit heavy so it's not really for moving around too much. Other than that, Bravo to this wonderful tripod!
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement