Excerpt: This tripod is just as good as other heavy duty tripods, for 2/3rds the price. A Matterport camera weighs 6.5 lbs and is motorized to rotate in a start/stop fashion, so it requires a strong and stable tripod mount.
Excerpt: I am an amateur who likes to do landscape photography. I use a tripod locally or places reachable by car. This tripod seems to be well made and is convenient to use. Also I don't find it prohibitively heavy so I am not deterred from carting it around with me.
Excerpt: I've used this product for photo and video work. I like that this pod is light. The leg releases are sturdy but also easy to operate, and the legs can be pushed even farther up for extra low angles. About a year and a half of use though the top mount which one would screw a head to has popped off.
Excerpt: We use the tripod for a variety of wildlife projects: using scopes to observe nesting peregrine falcons, common loons, and cormorants; using acoustic receivers to monitor bat activity; using cameras to photograph wildlife and plants; laser range finders for stream assessments, etc.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: I have been lugging around an old 5-Star tripod since college. I wanted a tripod that was steady, light, and dependable enough to handle all my gear. This is the tripod I wanted! I can easily trek this tripod through the deserts of Big Bend National Park and not have to take a break from the heavy...
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: This Manfrotto is just what I needed for my 7D and gimbal head as it's solid and fairly light. I have been using Manfrotto for over 30 years in the lighting production field and have not trusted another since. You can't go wrong with this and the price is perfect.