Summary: I record all my grandchildrens programs at their schools and I stand in the back as not to get in anyones way. Well alot of good that does! I seem to record more the back of peoples heads then of the kids, then the last program I saw a man that had a tripod that was above everyones head and I came home and ordered my 72" Digital Concepts tripod. Good price for quality product. Best investment ever! Took it to the Christmas program and not one head in any of the pictures.
Summary: This is my first tripod. I don't use a tripod very often. So I didn't want to spend a lot of money for a very good one. I just wanted a mediocre one, and it is just that. When fully extended, the stability of the tripod is so-so. On hardwood floor, it tends to move a little. But it is pretty stable when I hang a bag carrying 5-6 pounds of weight from the provided hook.
Summary: I feel this product is cheaply made. It's very light and doesn't have a sturdy feel to it. Also, at one point one of the legs completely disconnected from the main connecting point on top when moving it. Luckily I didn't have my camera attached at the time. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: This tripod is nice and sturdy, and has a great feel to it. I have another tripod that I have had for a long time that is a little shorter than this one, and the camera quick release fits both.
Summary: Liked the EZ set up and gives me the height I was looking for to produce quality video. Found a squeak during a horizontal/level turn with and without the video camera attached. Didn't see a way to reduce the squeak sound. Otherwise, this is a solid tripod and will work great for still photos.
Summary: Most tripods in this price range are much shorter. Most tripods that are this tall are significantly more expensive. However this tripod isn't a great value. It's just cheap. This tripod is very light for its size, and while that might be an advantage if you plan on carrying it great distances, it's the result of the relatively thin-guaged legs.
Summary: This tripod seemed to be very nice... Until we tried to extend the legs all of the way. Two and a half of the legs worked well, the third had a section that would not stay extended. The locking devices are pretty poor. They are made of a cheap plastic and I believe that even the ones that do work well now, will not last very long with even moderate use. Next time I will try to find a tripod with a set screw type of leg extension lock.