Excerpt: Initially when I was shopping for tripods, I was just going to get a generic tripod that cost much less. Then I figured since I was going to be doing some product photography, that I should look into my options for taking pictures horizontally. It came down to the Benro A2970F or this tripod.
Excerpt: Bought this to do macro photography where I will stack the images for greater depth-of-field. Needed something sturdy and easy to set up in tough places. This seems to actually do the job. I can photograph from nearly ground level and get shots I couldn't do before.
Excerpt: I just received this tripod about two weeks now. Straight from the box it is nicely packaged. It is sturdy and I love its versitile abilities (multi-angle central column system). The tripod legs are stiff right now when trying to open the legs apart.
Excerpt: This tripod works great for photographing papers, documents, books, objects, etc. where you shoot straight down at the object. It is so much easier than taping something to a wall or surface or trying to hold the object up and shooting parallel to the ground.Of course you can use it for almost most...
Excerpt: So far I have been pleased with the product. Have not used it a lot yet but seems it will prove to be a good investment. I had a camera with a 500mm zoom and it did not seem to be very secure. Had some trouble getting it to stay still but I'm sure with some practice I can figure it out.