Summary: I'm really happy I found this tripod. It's full-featured and allows you to hold the camera steady at pretty much any angle and orientation other than straight down. Everything moves smoothly. The knobs take a few minutes to get used to, but you get the hang of it quickly. It's also quick to set up. The only thing that really bothers me is the level is on the base of the tripod, which means that you don't have a level for the camera itself.
Summary: It has a very good price for it's range. Light weight of this tripod enable its users to carry it around with least afford. It can be used with VDO or digital/film camera. The problems of this tripod include stability with heavy camera. There are at least three knobs to turn before moving the camera to desire position.
Pros: Price Ability to changing tripod feet leveling Bubble Light weight Use with VDO and digital/film camera
Cons: Adjusting tripod head can be slow. Does not come with carrying case
Summary: Before I bought this tripod, I did some research. My other candidates were Sunpak 8001UT, Slik U8000, Slik SDV-20. Those others were slightly cheaper. After reading other's reviews, finally I chose this one. Because you just do not want your tripod to fail you. And your camera is more expensive than the few bucks you would save on the tripod. I like the fact that it is light weight and in the same time heavy duty.
Pros: sturdy for this price, light weight, compace, fluid motion, air bubble
Cons: some plastic part, only one quick release plate, accessories too expensive(second plate, carrying case)
Summary: When I purchased my video camera from a major electronics retailer it came with a free, no name brand tripod. I never realized how much junk there is out there. That tripod started falling apart. I decided to buy this Slik tripod. I had borrowed this model of Slik tripod before on a trip to Japan. On that trip I took hundreds of pictures and extensively used the tripod. I would recommend this model to anyone wanted a reasonably priced, but good quality tripod.
Pros: Sturdy, Very extendible, 3way tilting. Easy to use. Light for its capabilities.
Summary: When I tried to find a tripod under $100, I knew that I can only find some good ones, not an excellent one. I tried some excellent tripods of Manfrotto/Bogen brand, they were perfect but too expensive for my budget. When I first saw this U9000 in a local store, I was attracted by it, it is under $80, not excellent, but very good, sturdy enough for my use, light to carry, supports up to 4.4lb. Then, I came home and looked for the best deal online.
Pros: Much cheaper than Manfrotto/Bogen stuff, much stronger than those very cheap ones (such as the ones you can find in Walmart at $20's level). Light-easy to carry everywhere.
Cons: The quick release shoe need an additional tool (a quarter...) to connect tightly with camera, which is discommodious, but it is still acceptable.
Summary: I like this tripod a lot, can't find a real weekness. It help me alot on the road, especially when I need stable camera holding. Slik makes this like a professional tripod but light weight and not expensive for the features that they offer. Thanks go to Slik and pricegrabber.com to offer me a good deal like this !!!!!!!
Pros: I love it, really versatile. Enough features to be expected for a tripod. Light weight and compact.
Cons: Not as sturdy as I expected but this is just minor problem because it's light though !
Summary: Very versatile, easy and smooth adjustment for every angle, nice design, good worksmanship. I would call it even elegant. I wouldn't mind having the second release plate included for easy switch between camera and camcorder. Also, the user instructions could be more detailed. I am not sure about the usefullness of bubble level, since there are so many ways except for legs lengths to ensure the proper angle and level. But in general this is a very nice piece of equipment.
Pros: Easy 3-D adjustments; steadiness; affordable especially considering that B&Hphotovideo.com includes an original SLIK carriing case as a bonus!
Cons: Necessity to use a coin to tighten the quick release plate; does not have spare quick release plate
Summary: Other than the two above mentioned things, which happen to be fairly minor, the Slik U9000 is a very versatile and all round good tripod for any light to medium weight camera, or camcorder as i have found out. I would recommend it for these reasons to anyone looking for an affordable stabilization system.
Pros: Affordable, Lightweight, Stable, Quality
Cons: Instead of being hand tightenable, the quick release shoe requires a screwdriver or coin to fasten the camera on. Another thing is that it does not have a locking screw to hold the legs in or out.
Summary: I love it. I'm not hesitate to carry it everywhere because of it's light weight. the leg can be released easily. It help me save a lot of energy and time straight it out and slide it back. Three way direction help me catch up in every angle. lock release is very firm.
Summary: This tripod is excellent for what you pay. It is obviously not as good as a top of the line tripod, but it is quite satisfactory. Not has sturdy as i had hoped, but it still will be excellent for my camera. Don't know if i would trust it with a video camera!! It's very easy to use and user friendly. Would recommend it to future buyers.
Pros: Inexpensive,name brand, what i was looking for