Excerpt: Tall enough for me Sturdy enough for night photography ball head works as it should only complaint is that the head somewhat sags immediately after being completely tightened due to the weight of the camera, although after it sags once it does not sag further.
Excerpt: I was looking for a stable tripod that was not too heavy to carry. The Manfrotto 293 is just that. With the legs fully extended this tripod is rock solid. The legs can be set at two angles depending on the height you need. It is quick and easy to set up.
Excerpt: Love the tripod so far. Quick shoe release is a must and it is so handy as both components are included. Ball head tension adjustment is nice to have for different shooting situation and head movement is smooth.
Excerpt: I use this tripod with a Canon 7D and a 150-500 lens. It supports it well with very good stability. I love the small fold down size and the fact that it extends to my height without using the column. The quick release and ball head are a must as I primarily shoot wildlife and need to set up quickly.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: I use this tripod with my Canon T5 rebel with the 75-300 telephoto lens and once I lock it in it does not move. I like the ball head because it gives me a full range of motion without having to adjust two separate handles like my old tripod.
Pros: Excellent Quality, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly