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.
Excerpt: I use this mostly for video. Like many have said it is fairly heavy but that is a plus when using it at a single location for video. I have added a hook to the bottom of the post and hang a weight (as much as 25 pounds) when shooting video.
Excerpt: I was looking for a tall tripod (I'm 6'5"), and this fits the bill. I can use it comfortably without extending the center column all the way, which is great for stability. I've been doing macro work on uneven ground, manipulating my camera into all sorts of strange orientations, and this thing never...