Excerpt: I am using this tripod mostly out in the field, I carry it on my back pack thus the weight is an issue but my budget could not stand the price per pound of carbon. It is still very easy to pack even at my age, and two new knees. The levers are easy to work and lock very well. Setting up to level is easy and it is very stable. I like this tripod.
Excerpt: The unit itself is a bit heavy, but really, that's what I was looking for, something to hold up out in the wilderness while getting shots of birds, wildlife or landscapes. This tripod is as described and should do just about everything I will ever need out of a tripod.
Pros: Good construction, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly, Very sturdy
Excerpt: I shoot with a 5d Mark ii. I wanted something that would feel sturdy for using my 70-200 2.8 with image stabilization. I am very pleased with my purchase. this is a very well made tripod that is easy to use. the weight isn't ideal for hiking, but I knew that it was going to be a little heavier since it isn't carbon fiber.
Excerpt: This is my go to tripod for all my uses. It is very sturdy and easy to use in any situation. I have had many tripods and this one is by far my favorite. It is not that compact as my others but does extend quite high up to 70".
Excerpt: I have a Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod that is great for travel or hiking but needed something more solid for my architectural and interior photography. I also really wanted the horizontal column.I am extremely pleased with this tripod. It is very solid. My only issue with it is the weight. Between this and the head, it is very heavy. It's fine for the way I will be using it, but don't pick this thing as a travel setup.
Pros: Good Stability, Horizontal center column, Solid
Excerpt: Have been looking for a tripod with all the "extra" features that permit almost unlimited angles and height adjustments. The Manfrotto 055XPROB fit the criteria. Stayed with the 3-way pan/tilt head as that is what I am use to. This combo has fit-the-bill for anything I've called on it to do...landscape, portraits, wildlife, etc.Only minor complaint is the the aluminum tripod with head is a bit heavy but, then again, more stable than many others I've used.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: I am reluctant to give 5 stars, just because I have not had it for long enough to test longevity. I had the older version of these legs, and they served me for many years. 90% of my shooting is on a tripod. I experienced a bad fall on rocks which permanently bent one of the lower legs just slightly, so it does not come in and out of the sheath very smoothly. I have to yank it out and push it in.