Excerpt: Apparently I didn't know what a really great tri-pod was until I bought this. I have been using cheap, flimsy tripods for years. There is so much to say about this. Firstly, it is very heavy. I believe that is exactly what you need for a stable image in all conditions. It's rock solid. The build quality is excellent. It feels like a fine piece of machinery. I am 6'3" and I can use it without even raising the center tube and not have to bend over. Talk about versatility.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Great build quality, Plenty of height, Rock Solid, Unfolds Quickly, Very versatile
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.
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.
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