Excerpt: Great, very solid and extremely tall tripod!I needed something tall enough to see the view finder, and sturdy enough to avoid the wind and camera shake (and still be able to take shots in an upward angle above my head). This does it, in spades!Only downside, ..
Pros: 3 Way Pan Head, Easy To Secure Camera, Solid, very tall, Weight Supported
Cons: Heavy For Long Carry, Too Large For "carry On"
Excerpt: It's a quality product and worth every penny. Very smooth pan. Versatile with three different leg settings, I particularly enjoy the ability to reverse the center-beam for close-in macro-shooting and document archiving. Bottom line is. . why put an expensive camera and lens on a flimsy base?
Excerpt: I use this for landscape photography, and HDR work.It's tall enough, solid, and not too heavy to carry on a trail, although I wouldn't want to take it more than a few miles.The maximum weight it will support is 5 Kilograms, or 11 pounds, so your 400mm 2.8 is to heavy for this unit.I like the dual...
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: This tripod is as good or better than alot of the higher priced ones i have looked at. Its smooth and easy to set up, the lever style leg locks hold solid as does the center coloum, very sturdy. I am six foot and with the center coloum all the way down its the perfect hight for me, no hunching over.
Pros: Good Stability, Solid, Unfolds Quickly, WELL BUILT
Excerpt: I have used this product to shoot landscapes, and for panning. It has a very smooth swivel for panning, and is very sturdy for long exposures. It is extremely well built. While it is a bit heavy, I like the solid feel of it.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly, Very Sturdy Tripod