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? Perfect for me; someone not a pro but looking to get more serious about photography. Some have complained that it is a bit heavy and that's true. .
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
Summary: SLIK 700DX has always been a photographer's favorite tripod. Bang for the buck at its price. However, be warned that it is pretty heavy so it's not the most portable tripod. This tripod, though, should last you a lifetime. The only upgrade you may want is a new head, though the stock one is sufficient.
Excerpt: Before I bought this tripod, I read some of the reviews. One of the reviews said it was heavy and Cumbersome. For me it is not. I had a easy time carrying it and I am not person that has any real muscles. I'm a tall, slim person. So its height has helped me, since I do not have to bend my back and knees to see through the viewfinder while using it.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly