Excerpt: Got tired of always bending over or introducing shake by extending center pole. This tripod is tall enough (I'm 5' 10") without extending center column. It is not light by any means but if you don't have a distance to hike, this performs the job without emptying your wallet.
Excerpt: I called B&H before I ordered and asked about a sturdy, solid tripod for around $. This is the one that was suggested, and it is built like a tank. It is heavy so if you are carrying it, look elsewhere.
So good, I bought a second one for my back-up camera body.
Erv, B&H Photo
3 November 2015
Excerpt: Not the lightest tripod in the bag. But it certainly has the strength to hold the gear. As well as myself on occasion. I like the hight. No stooping the look through the viewfinder. But, it also can get down to ground level.
Excerpt: I like these legs a lot. I used them to mount a qumi projector during a conference, and I plan to use them both for a DSLR and video. They are sturdy and the leg locks seem well designed, though I have had clip locks like this break before.
Excerpt: I work for an major International Airport and wanted to do some video clips for a big presentation and originally did the first video with my DSLR. Video quality on a DSLR was superior but not perfect because the most minute shaking of the camera made the video look very amateur.
Excerpt: The tripod is very solid but easy to deploy. The legs lock solidly anywhere up to the maximum length. Each leg can be set at a different angle. I love it. For years I have resorted almost exclusively to handheld shots.