Excerpt: The SLIK 505QF is perfect for jobs that don't require a lot of mobility, as it is a bit heavy as other reviews say. I use it to record video games, tennis and skits. The pan head is nice. Everything is stable. The only con is the imprecise slideout legs.
Excerpt: This tripod is really built well and works well. I like the way the verticle shaft locks. I would prefer flip locks instead of twist locks on the legs but that is just personal. The twist locks work well. I am however dissapoinded in the head.
Excerpt: I use the Slik 505 for home movies and small projects with a Canon XHA1s.Not the best Tipod, but for less than [$] it's hard to find such a smooth and fluid panhead.It is a bit heavy but easy tu use.
Excerpt: I recently purchased this for use in interviews and short pieces for events. This has a smooth pan and tilt and so far seems to hold up. Please keep in mind that this is a heavy tripod, so it will get heavy after a full days use.
Pros: Holds position well, Improves Performance, Professional Quality, Sturdy
Excerpt: I am using this tripod as a camcorder tripod for my church. It tracks very smoothly and is very sturdy. I have been impressed with its, er, slick movement. It does seem awfully expensive, however, so I will interested to see how it does over time compared to other tripods.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Professional Quality
Excerpt: Really smooth head for pans & tilts and strong steady legs for heavier cameras. Only thing I would change would be the twist (round) tighteners on each leg. I prefer the clamp kind that you push down to tighten and pull up to release because it is faster to set up & break down.
Pros: Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Excerpt: Best tripod of all I looked at, and I combed through many brands. In this price range a very nice tripod, Also for the coniseur it is made in Japan... Eugene,,, P.S. With heavy load their is little reajusting of tension, because of slippage...
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly