Summary: I have seen a lot of tripod and most of them are costly , I just took this one and I am so satisfied , stable , pan head is smooth and the overall feel is very good . It is perfect for my Canon 5D Mark II with the 24-105 Lens , I was looking for a stable and long tripod at a good price and this fits perfectly .
Summary: We are very pleased with this new tripod. The various adjustments--height, level, add and remove the camera, etc--are easy to make. The tripod is very stable, and it is a good value for the price.
Summary: This is a sturdy tripod. It is not what you want to backpack with, but it will hold your DSLR and big lens still. The aluminum legs are of significant diameter. The quick release plate is essential for those that want to move their camera rapidly from the tripod to handheld. The pan movement is smooth. The built in levels do their job. The tripod legs have both points and rubber tips at their ends (you screw out the rubber to cover the points if you want.
Summary: I have dealt with Vivitar for years although this is my first purchase from them in awhile. They sold out a few years ago -it does not sit well with me. Their customer service department has an English problem. First I love the tripod. It is tall enough and certainly heavy (a good trait in a tripod for a real photographer.) My problem is a full side of the plastic head was broken off.
Summary: More substantial a piece of equipment than I expected. A good value for the price. I have not used it much yet but expect it will do well. I am 6'4" and a tall tripod is a good thing. The tripod was shipped in its product packaging only and during shipment punched a hole in the box and subsequently cut a 1-1.5 inch split in the storage bag. The tripod itself was undamaged except for a small burnished spot in the paint on a bracket.
Summary: I bought this for my boyfriends birthday because he left his in another country. It was shipped to him promptly.. He called me so excited to say it is WAY better than the one he had.. He said it is sturdy and a very professional setup.. He is quite pleased with it and thinks I spent a fortune on it! I'll just let him think that, even though the price was awesome! Thanks for such a great product!
Summary: I had a less sturdy tripod before, I searched online and read and read reviews of tripods, but brought this one. This is a sturdy tripod and it will hold my camcorder in place because the head secures when tightened. I tried to move the head after I tightened it and the head wouldn't move. The legs on this tripod is sturdy. It appears to be a well made product and it has a carrying case. This is an excelland product for the money.
Summary: I take it on long bike rides with my Nikon D90 and it works great. There are however a few things I would have liked to have seen on this tripod: 1. Detachable head. 2. Shorter body, but retaining maximum height. They could have done this by having shorter legs with 3 releases as opposed to 2. 3. Alternate way to lock the three legs other than the leg brace. The Leg brace doesn't allow the tripod to spread the legs so that the head reaches closer to the floor.