Excerpt: Great tripod, well made, rubber and spike feet. I am 6'-4" and can walk under the 536 fully extended! And retracted and spread you can be 1' off the ground. The head is excellent too with multiple dampened adjustments, handle extension and a lighted bubble.
Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Professional Quality
Excerpt: The head is awesome! The spreader broke on my first use! OK, technically the first shoot, but 2nd use. I opened the box, set my camera up on it, got familiar with the head and all of the features, then packed it back in the bag.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Professional Quality
Excerpt: The head is smooth and the legs are a little cumbersome. You definitely need the bag to go with this as it is not something you can just sling over your shoulder. The counter balance knob cover on the left hand side of the head popped off the knob when I first extended the legs.
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.