Summary: At my full time photographer job, we use more expensive tripods, so I am accustomed to their sturdiness. That said, this tripod is a good buy for the price. I actually bought it for my dad who is 6'4" and it's plenty tall enough for him. We are going to mainly use the tripod shooting weddings and its light weight is nice for that.
Summary: This is my first tripod - recently, took it to a photo seminar in Arizona - I was impressed with its light weight but steadiness out in the desert for landscape photography - my photos were rock solid
Summary: Tripods come in all colors, shapes and sizes... One for every need. If you are on the go a lot , and value your health and wellness then tri this light weight, but value-packed tripod from Bogen/Manfrotto. It has all the features you need, without the weight. Comes with a carry case, too, to sling across your shoulder, or hook up to your camera bag. It will not leave your shoulder sore after a night of wandering around shooting. Tripod on a diet.
Summary: This is my first buy for a OK tripod. It is OK for travel, a little bit heavy. The ball head is kind of awkward to use. In general, good for the price. I can use it in most of the museums, not stopped by anyone even the Nortre Dame church.
Summary: I use this tripod to shoot regular night pictures and astro-photography pictures. I also use it to hold my astro-photography binoculars. It is very versatile, strong, and easy to handle. I hate dealing with bulk and weight. This tripod is sturdy enough that it handles my Nikon D80 and a Nikon 70-200mm VR lens. That is well over 5 pounds of weight. Travels well in my luggage. Took it to the Galapagos and back in my suitcase and it handled all the luggage crunching.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: I was looking for a tripod that I could travel with. Specifically, it had be under the dimensions for carry-on airline baggage; checking in a tripod as the only piece of checked luggage is not acceptable for most of my trips. I would have gone with a Slik 700DX, but it did not meet this criteria. The 725B is labeled for compact digital cameras, but handles so much more. I would buy it again.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
Summary: I had went through a couple cheaper tripods before getting this one and must say that it surpasses them in every aspect. I can not stress enough for people starting out that you can't just get the cheapest tripod and expect the same results. It's very sturdy and surprisingly lightweight. I also really like the ease that yo can use and move the ballhead and find it a lot faster to use than the pan/ tilt tripods I previously had.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: Its built strong, and sturdy!.Nice hard plastic legs that open with 3-clips for short to long. I think the coolest thing about this tripod is the dovetail plate.! So cool that when you release the pin you can swivel 360 degrees, up/down, right/left! This comes in very HANDY!
One or 2 small drawbacks: #1-The center pole that holds the camera, slips! If you put any pressure at all on it.
Not very taught.