Excerpt: There's no shortage of good tripods on the market, and it can be difficult for any new models to stand out from the multitude of alternatives. So, in lieu of any novelty features, most simply compete on their basic requirements, namely sturdiness, portability and ease of use.
Excerpt: Ask anyone what their ideal tripod is and the answer is usually: "one that packs up small to carry, extends to good working height, doesn't weigh much and is versatile". Well on first impressions the Velbon Ultra REXi L meets at least three of these needs and we're about to find out how versatile it is too.
Pros: Lightweight, Super compact, Quick to extend, Low level shooting, Case supplied
Cons: Legs can be fiddly to extend, Center column slow to split apart