Reviews from Buyers
The quick turn legs are brilliant, you can do all leg sections in seconds. They hold well when tightened too. The push button fold down centre column packs the tripod down so it fits on the tripod hoops on my Billingham. The matt grey finish is nice with the red accents on the leg parts. There's also a small centre column for when you want to get really low, just pop the main column out and fit it along with the head. The bh-50 head is very smooth. All of the knobs have a rubberised covering giving it a more upmarket feel. you have the panoramic 360 knob, the ball clamp knob and a friction knob to adjust the ball feel when the main clamp is undone. The head can be removed by pulling the rubber bump stop down and unscrewing the 2 small allen bolts (key supplied). The qr plate looks like an arca size, it also has a D ring on the bolt for easy tool free removal. The only slight negatives are that the bubble level is obscured by the camera when on the tripod. The head is a faff to remove. The small rubber feet swivel around so they'll need to be checked regularly so you do not lose them. These are small complaints though. Overall, highly recommended.
I bought this tripod mainly for its compact design but was very pleasantly surprised how well made it is. I have only used it a couple of times but it performed better than I expected, the ball head worked really well and supported my Cannon D5 very well with a 24-70mm lens attached it never felt like it was unsafe. Time will tell how good it really is but so far definitely worth 5 stars.