Excerpt: Good sticks, although a bit more wobbly than I expected. I've got about 10 pounds of camera on it and if I use a sand bag it makes it much more sturdy, only thing missing is a way to hang a sandbag from the center support
Excerpt: This tripod is pretty sturdy, and also pretty large. It can be a little tricky to extend ans the parallel rods on each leg can get bound if they don't come out evenly. But once the legs are extended, it is pretty sturdy and stable - just the right amount for a fairly heavy load and stable videoing.
Excerpt: Used the new tripod this weekend in a run-n-gun shoot for a firearms commercial. Worked great! Super rigid for being so light! Wish it had the leg plane adjustments like some of the other manfrotto tripods.
Excerpt: I purchased this tripod for dslr video shooting and it works just fine. It's not as rock solid as my good photo tripods, but quite adequate for video shooting. This tripod is very light, folds up quickly & easily and has no problem handling the weight of my rig (cage, mic, lighting, monitor, etc.).
Excerpt: An interesting design, the aluminum telescopic legs feel a touch flimsy when fully extended but have an oddly firm resilliance. Some of the thin metal bars make for pinch points at the mid level brace. However, it's light easy to move and can bear a surprising amount of weight.
Excerpt: I use this for video and small carbon jib. Seems to hold the weight and very light. The upper allen is not tight on upper legs and allen wrench doesn't fit to tighten. Sweet tripod yet be nice if the parts were made to replace individually.
Excerpt: I have used this tripod with the 501 head on two jobs:1. A full day wedding2. A 3 day trip to Southern Mexico.Here's what I like about it. It's light. It fit in my checked luggage without the head.... I can easily carry it around with the camera and quickly set it up with the half ball to level.
Excerpt: I bought this product for a wide range of video work. The Legs seem like they can support a good amount of weight but when extended to full capacity the connections aren't as strong as I wanted.