Excerpt: Needed another head to replace an older Manfrotto Fluid Head. Great choice for a B-Cam head for midnight camera set up or a great smooth option to throw on crane or slider. Similar controls to the 509HD which I own for a heaver set up and love that everything is in same spot.
Pros: Decent Counter Balance, Feels Tough, Good Stability, Nice Control
Excerpt: I wouldn't recommend this tripod to anyone. Its legs are terrible, and pose an imminent risk of slamming your glass to the ground. A risk that gets progressively higher as the legs age. Basically the locking mechanism they use is defective. It's also too heavy for me.
Excerpt: A very good mid range head with nice counter balance fluid feel quick intuitive setup and great design. versatile in the field and easy to mount I found this head to be a very nice step up from an entry level fluid head.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: Head: I had a problem with getting bounce back on my tilts. So basically when tilting up or down, the head wanted to fade a few degrees up or down when I stopped the tilt and let go of the handle. The camera was a Panasonic AC-AG160.
Pros: Tripod Stability
Cons: Difficult to set up, Poor Performance, Tilt Bounce Back
Excerpt: We use this tripod a lot in most of our productions. Construction is solid and it does take a beating pretty well. Fluid head is nice and smooth although not as smooth as I'd like. It still gets the job done. Legs are solid.
Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality
Excerpt: This is a great fluid head. I use it with several cameras, but mostly a C100 and a BMPCC. The adjustable counterbalance system makes it so easy to swap between these two cameras and keep things stable.
Pros: Adjustable Counterbalance, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Smooth