Summary: I like this tripod a lot. I'm using it with a D200 and 80-200 2.8 and 300mm lenses. It's quite stable for its weight, and it gets more stable with more weight. The hook is great for hanging a pack on to stabilize it. It comes with a pouch for stones that attaches with straps too, but I find the hook more useful. Also, the center column comes apart so you can shorten it. I keep it short because it's lighter and more stable, but I can see wanting more reach at some point.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: I love this tripod. Very sturdy, yet lightweight. The independent leg movement and split center column allow you to position it any way you can imagine. Goes very low, but also all the way to eye level.It has a utility hook on the end of the center column and also comes with a stone apron, neither of which are mentioned in the description.A great carbon fiber tripod for less money then some of the more popular brands.