Summary: I really like this tripod, the quality of Manfrotto tripod is really good. But when I got it, I found there were many scratches on the body of the tripod. It didn't look like a new one. I thought it was just an occasional case, so I returned it and ordered a new one.
Excerpt: I was going to order a Vanguard tripod from B & H. Went out locally yesterday to "Precision Camera" here in Austin. Asked if they sold Vanguard, they said no, but we have something similar.
Pros: Build quality, versatility, features,ease of use
Summary: Seorang fotografer, baik itu fotografer dalam studio ataupun luar ruang, pastilah memerlukan tripod. Tripod berguna untuk menghilangkan getaran akibat dipencetnya shutter kamera dan bisa berguna untuk memposisikan kamera ditempat-tempat yang kita inginkan, dengan sudut yang normal, tinggi, atau...
Summary: I'm a Gitzo user. And most of my Gitzos are those made of heavy ballistic steel. The only Manfrotto on my posession is the background screen support system. A dear friend - who's at the dawn of learning photography - on an occation asked me to aid her on buying a good but not expensive tripod.