Summary: I like to take a lot of low-level lighting shots and needed stability. This tripod is rock-steady. I wanted to keep the cost down so I picked a tripod from the lower end of the Manfrotto product line (but still be able to have the camera at 72" so I wasn't always hunched over). I was a little concerned that the tripod would sufficiently support Nikon D70 with a 80-300 lense. I needn't have worried.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: The tripod fits in a small bagpack, and reaches a descent height, with it you can shot everywhere. The best its that the brand its good and has an economic price, i would like that it reach higher.
Pros: Descent Height, GOOD BRAND, Good price, Small
Summary: This is a great all around tripod. I use this whenever I'm out and about. It's just right for my Nikon D40x and Sony DSC-H7. It's lightweight and quick to set up. It small enough to fit in my camera bag. I really like the tripod head. It's easy to adjust and lock, one handed. I've taken some excellent low angle and long exposure shots with this unit. It's pretty sturdy, but if you're going use a longer lens, it flexes with the extra weight.
Summary: Although the tripod it self is awesome, very portable and easy to work with, the head (pistol grip and all) is worthless... If you're panning or doing any kind of moving with the camera it gitters way too much. Like everyone said, you have to get a firm hold on the pistol grip and make sure you have the pistol hold completely released. Not very fluid it at all.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Cons: Choppy Video, Jittery, Unstable, Weak Construction
Summary: Bought it 2 years back. Used sparingly. Chips and breaks easily. I have a broken flip release lever without the possibility for replacement. Avoid buying this product. If you need a tripod buy a good one that lasts for a long time. The pistol grip head can support 2.2lbs and not a bit more. Very unstable in a vertical orientation.