Excerpt: This tripod is a monster ! Very solid adjustable, round tubular legs. The center column adjusts very smoothly with no slop in the gears, and locks in place. Everything that is adjustable has a lock to secure it in position. I put an Oben BB-2 head on it and now I have a great combination for taking long exposures. I don't worry about camera shake anymore like I do with my lightweight tripod.
Excerpt: I am a professional photographer that specialized in child portraits. I need a heavy duty tripod that has some versatility to it to use in my everyday adventure with active preschoolers. I love the fact that it has a turning device to raise/lower the camera without having to move and resize the legs. This is a function I need when changing from preschool subject to adult staff subject. The tripod is much heavier than my old device.
Excerpt: I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were to use the pedestal it's really sturdy so wouldn't get much vibration and is really tall. I'm 6' Tall and this is a perfect size for me. With the legs in medium spread and the pedestal down it's about 72" tall max height and with the pedestal up it's about 82" tall max height.
Excerpt: I use these legs with the 502 video head for shooting still and video with a 5D MkII. The only minor gripe with that set up is the lack of ability to quickly level the camera when changing locations, but it's very minor. These legs are extremely stable and I don't find them too heavy to move around in my orchard photo/video work. I wouldn't want to backpack with them though.