Summary: I'm not a video guy by trade but this is a great product. We're using a 10 Lbs FLIR camera and needed something solid, stable and adjustable on varied terrain. This product is exactly what we needed.
Summary: I like the design and the robust construction of this tripod. It is on the heavy side but that is what I was looking for to work in the studio. I am not there yet but I would expect to check it for noise. I am sure due to the mass, it will cut down on a bit.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: I've taught TV Production at a nationally accredited Broadcasting School for 19 years. I bought the 3036 version, and it was great!!! Though at first it can be awkward that the 3 legs move independently, the huge plus here is the extreme heights this tripod can achieve...from 17" low, to way up there...it is a great tool to have students learn with...gave them great flexibility...you'll find it a good investment that will last!
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Rugged
Summary: Nature/Landscape use with heavy lens. I needed a tripod that I did not have to bend over to look thru the veiw finder. This tripod fits that bill, it is very well made and gives a rock solid platform, even when fully extended. It is Heavy and not easy to lug around and when extending the legs, you have to go slow to help elimate the noise of alumium.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Extends over 6 ft, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: This tripod has proven to be sturdy, and flexible in it's use. It is great for everyday use in my field as a multimedia professional who has to remain mobile. It extends to about 7 feet high and works very well for capturing footage that is over looking a subject. Construction is nice and it seems like this unit can take some punishment. Though a bit too heavy for travel in my opinion, it is actually fairly light compared to other tripods in it's class.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged