Excerpt: I love this tripod! I have used it for portrait work, sports and time lapse- completely solid but not heavy. Awesome with the Manfrotto 057 Mag Ball Head. I have used my 1DX and 5D MkIII with battery pack and it is solid as a rock. Smooth legs and easy action. The quick inner column is solid and not flimsy as with some tripods. Nothing I would improve!
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: I use the tripod almost all of the time during photography. This tripod is big, tall and very solid. I'm 6ft 2in tall and this tripod goes way over my head! It's heavier than my previous tripods, but I'll carry the 8 pounds anywhere to get the solid platform.
Excerpt: Extremely stable tripod.<br />Maximum height (2m +) is a real plus, The viewfinder of the camera can be at eye height, which I never had before with other tripods.<br /><br />On the downside, all the benefits such as stability and height come at a price: it is big and heavy
Excerpt: Great height for tall photographers and shooting in undulating terrain, yet versatile enough to shoot close to the ground. Lightweight for it's size. quick release legs are great. Love this beast of a tripod.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: This tripod is very solid and can be set up to be very tall. I am about 5'11" and don't usually extend the bottom section and still don't have to bend at all to look through my viewfinder. I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma 150-500 on a gimbal head. This tripod is probably a little overkill for my setup but it handles it well and I could also use it if I ever get a heavier lens and camera combination.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: Bought this tripod because I was looking to buy ONE tripod. One that had some weight savings and most of all, stability. This tripod meets or surpasses all of that as it's the most massive and beefy tripod I've ever seen. 4-sections and aluminum center post can raise your camera up beyond your reach! Very solid construction, tho like most Manfrotto gear, not the most refined feeling stuff.
Excerpt: Rock solid performance. Heavy duty construction and seems very road worthy. Does it's job and performs very well. Super stable, works fantastic with the 057 w/Q5 quick release. I can see it lasting me for life. It's great in situations where you're in a windy situation outside. I wanted a top shelf tripod and feel like I got it. It's built like a tank.<br /><br />Only downside I can see, and this is not the product's fault, is it's pretty hefty with the tripod head.
Pros: Good Stability, Heavy duty, Unfolds Quickly, Well built
Excerpt: I've been shooting with the Manfrotto 057 4-section fast column/057 head with RC4 release combo for about a week now, and my images became suddenly sharper...I was getting visible vibration upon shutter actuation with my old tripod, which was not really the fault of the tripod; It just wasn't built to carry the weight I was asking it to.<br />WELL, I figured I'd get the biggest leg/head set Manfrotto made, and this combo sure does the trick. No more vibrations..
Excerpt: This product is used to hold my camera, digital/film,35mm and medium format. The quick release plates allow me to change cameras,formats,etc., quickly and easily with no hassle. Because it will extend to 80 inches, and then to ground level, allows me to shoot from many different angles. It is so functional. I love it!!!
Pros: Easy to use, Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Quick set up, Sturdily constructed, Unfolds Quickly, Useful features