Excerpt: I use this for landscape photography, and HDR work.<br />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.<br /><br />The maximum weight it will support is 5 Kilograms, or 11 pounds, so your 400mm 2.8 is to heavy for this unit.<br /><br />I like the dual levels, no more off kilter photographs!
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. I like the wieght of it, some people have said it is heavy, but I think it feels sturdier, doesnt feel like it will blow over in a breeze.
Pros: Good Stability, Solid, Unfolds Quickly, WELL BUILT
Excerpt: I haven't got a lot of use in yet as the weather here is still very inclement, but the overall construction suits my needs. Yes, it is heavy compared to some of the carbon fiber units out there, but for a quarter of the price. I love my light pack-pod, but hanging a 1300mm tele off of it would be suicide. I don't even know where to start with the features. For the money, you won't find a better pod.