Excerpt: I bought this to replace the spreader that came on my manfrotto tripod. Never thought much about the spreader until I forgot to lock the last leg one day. The leg slipped, twisted the spreader and it snapped.
Excerpt: I've only had this for a few weeks but so far it's been much better than the mid-level spreaders I've had on my Manfrotto 546B legs. Creates a smaller footprint and I don't have to lift up the tripod to close in the legs a bit to lower the bottom risers.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
Excerpt: these are nice for manfrotto pods. I like the floor spreader better than the metal mid level ones. you can stand on them for a little added support. has a ring in the middle to help when folding the tripod up. easy knobs to open the spreader up wide.
Excerpt: I bought a used tripod and it did not include the spreader. I already know how well Manfrotto builds there product, and it was no problem putting it to work right away. For the price its a must for your tripods.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy