Excerpt: The tripod is JUNK. I am so disappointed with it, I have used it VERY lightly with a Panasonic AF100 and the only added weight was a Audio Technica shot-gun. In other words WELL within the spec'd weight limit. I have used Manfrotto products for years, and have always had a positive experience, but this thing is not, in any way, as well-built and secure as the 3191 I replaced. I wish I could get that one back.
Pros: Compact Design, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Design, Poor Performance, Pricey / Poor Value
Excerpt: This tripod is a bit heavy but its worth it. It's very solid, well built so you can rely on it. I wish i could unfold it faster. I still cant figure out what's the fastest way to do it. But again, i really love. At it looks good!
Excerpt: Use this with a 502 HD head and it is very stable. I use it with an AG-AC160A and it is both smooth and steady. The extra weight gives me room to grow. Setup can be complicated at first, with the mid-spreader, but it is easy to sort out.
Excerpt: Good tripod for studio and interview work. The spreader arms are awkward to set up and combined with the two releases for each leg would make this unit clumsy in the field when fast set-ups are required. However, this tripod is sturdy and a good match for my Manfrotto 504 HD head and 524 zoom which is the way I will use it.
Excerpt: I've only had this for a few weeks, but so far I like it. I've not had a problem with the spreader, but I am careful when I set it up and tear it down. The height is great -- we shot a wedding last week and had no problem getting the camera up over most people's heads. The leg latches are very stiff, so this isn't a super fast setup.
Excerpt: Manfrotto 546B Tripod is some the best tripod legs I have used thus far. I have been working in Film since 2005 and I have used all kinds of set ups. I would brake down the item, but they would all get five out of five in my book.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Overall, Price, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: I purchased the 546 as my primary tripod for our Red Scarlet X in the most rugged conditions for high performance sports cinematography. It's surprisingly light and versatile on the side of a mountain or in the studio.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly