Excerpt: So far, pleased with the tripod. It is very lightweight which is nice. I have plenty of heavy equipment for wildlife shooting, and decreasing my load sure helps!
My only complaint is when the final extensions of the legs are out.
Excerpt: I got this tripod after a renewed interest in photography.
It is sturdy and lightweight which is an advantage when I go hiking. Additionally, I like the fact that the center post swivels which will help with macro photography
Excerpt: Got this as a Christmas gift and I couldn't be happier. It is light weight, has a great load capacity and can get very low or high as needed! I read all of the reviews, know that it is very easy to use, the buttons are self explanatory.
Excerpt: Sturdy, lightweight , and easily adjusted, the Pro 254C is just what I was looking for to use with my Canon 7D. Have brought it out on my cross-country skis to shoot in the moonlight, and the tripod adjusted easily to the uneven surfaces in the apple orchard, and I ended up with some great shots.
Excerpt: I wanted a lighter tripod for still and video, one I could carry a distance without racking my back. My standby is a 20 year old Bogen/Manfrotto that is rock solid but 20+ pounds with the head, I've gotten older and most of my gear has gotten lighter.
Excerpt: 4 Star only since I have not used that much yet.
So far very pleased with all aspects of this unit. It has great functionality and is well built, not flimsy. I expect to be using this for many years.
My main use is for wildlife photography and lenses up to 500mm+ ans it serves this purpose well.
Excerpt: I was looking for a tripod to take flower pictures with my new Canon Mark 3 5D and Canon 100mm lens. The Vangauard fits the bill perfectly. The legs extends easily so I can get down very low and in-close to a flower.