Summary: I use the tripod for home videos. This is my first "Quality" tripod I've owned. Works great for what I need it for. But thereason for 4 stars is when panning counter-clockwise slightly too fast the head will become loosened from the tripod. Im sure putting a DAB of locktite on the threads will fix this.
Summary: Plenty of stability for a camcorder, even with multiple add-ons attached. Good quality. The head was a little loose when I received it, but all it needed was to be tightened up and no problems so far. A very smooth head for panning and tilting. Fits great in a third-party 28" long tripod bag. Recommended!
Summary: After weeks of researching and reviewing blogs, message boards, articles, internet searches, I finally narrowed my search to the Velbon DV-9000. I purchased this tripod to support my Canon HD camcorder. [...] I am extremely satisfied with the DV-7000 for it is all they say it is. This Velbon tripod is very well made with very little play at full extension.
Summary: I use this tripod with my Canon HV30, the Velbon is more than enough to support this camera. I use the clips I take for Royalty Free clips which I sell and this tripod gives very solid support. The legs spread very easy to go from low angle to high. I find with practice the fluid head can give good pan and tilt, you have to slacken off the drag nearly all the way.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Quick Release Plate, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: Easy to adjust rugged tripod. Carrying around outdoors can be a pain due to the weight, but also knowing that it can take a beating eases the burden. Since I'm a casual user, I would recommend this tripod to any beginner, hobbyist, or enthusiast not wanting to break the bank on a higher end model.
Pros: Rugged, Smooth Movement, Snapping Leg Adjustments