Excerpt: I'm 6'3" and this thing lifts my video cams higher than my eye line! Amazing! I put a Sachtler Ace head on it and it is the perfect traveling combination, light and smooth. Almost as smooth as my Miller 30 on massive Gitzo sticks, which now costs practically an airfare to bring on location.
Pros: Highly Compatible, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Excerpt: The Manfrotto 535 CF Tripod is lite and easy leg adjustment with it's lever locks. All Manfrotto tripods should have these type of lever locks. I also purchased the Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly. Setting the tripod on the Dolly is very ease with it's tripod leg locking device. Very easy to setup. 5 Stars for B & H for selling excellent products.
Excerpt: I picked up my new carbon fiber sticks yesterday & drove straight to my shoot! It was a documentary style, run-n-gun shoot w/interviews & lot's of cover video. Overall, I like them a lot. In my humble opinion, there's no such thing as a perfect set of sticks (or perfect camera, for that matter). Setting them up was quick & easy. I like the Manfrotto bag, also. I'm using the 504HD fluid head. I LOVE the 504HD!!!
Pros: Compact Design, Compact Lightweight, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Excerpt: I use these and the 4 section version for my photo/video work. Could not be happier. This particular set of sticks is super light and compact. In fact, I thought we had been sent an empty box because they are so light.I have always liked Manfrotto's tripod legs and heads. Some of the legs I've used have issues with retaining tension in the height selectors (?
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Excerpt: This is a really great tripod overall. Its so light that you can even use it as a monopod at times, if you really needed it to. I love the 75mm bowl so that you can easily level your camera at any given time. Finally, my favority feature is how the legs spread out far enough to the ground where you can get really low shows.
Excerpt: I love this tripod for a number of reasons: 1. Light and versatile. I can take it anywhere and adjust as needed depending on conditions. 2. I love that you can spread the legs and get really close to the ground. I shoot with DSLR, so this feature is really good for these type of cameras. 3. I never owned a tripod that had a 75mm bowl, but really love that you can level the camera once you have it in the tripod very easily.