Excerpt: I bought this with Manfrotto 496RC2.This is my first pro level tripod. I can say it is top notch quality and very stable. There is no tiny shake when using with 6D & 70-200mm 2.8 IS II.<br /><br />However, I would be hesitant to bring it with me for traveling as it is a little on the heavy side.
Excerpt: I really Love Manfrotto this product has made my life so much easier. The tripod is not as light as the carbon fiber tripods, but it is light enough compared to my old bogan tripod that weighed a ton and was not as easy to use. I can set this tripod up in no time and carry it with me when im doing a Wedding.
Pros: Easy to use, Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: Just got this last month and have used it in studio and on location (indoors). Seems very stable though I haven't yet had it outside on uneven surfaces or windy conditions. I love the flip leg locks and horizontal column feature. Not the lightest weight but wasn't expecting that for this price point. As a mountain climber/backpacker, I'm used to carrying heavy loads!