The Manfrotto 5-Section Compact Advanced Aluminum Black Tripod features an inventive, foldable three-way head for great stability and accuracy in framing your subject. This tripod is target at more advanced photo enthusiasts who own an entry level DSLR with standard zoom lenses up to 200mm. This three-way head has two independent, ergonomic levers. One controls both pan and tilt movement simultaneously whereas the second controls levelling. With these two control-levers you can easily obtain level, well-framed images and regulate all movements independently. This head has been specifically designed to minimise dimensions and maximize portability. A unique mechanism allows the levers to be folded when the head is not in use, making the tripod easier and more convenient to carry.
The high performance three-way head combined with reinforced, five-section tubes make the Compact Advanced Tripod the optimal solution for rigidity whilst also being able to reach the superior height of 165cm/65" when extended. The Compact Advanced Tripod is designed to work perfectly with entry level DSLRs with standard zoom lenses up to 200mm but are compatible also with any device up to 3.0kg/6.61lbs.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Just a pice of plastic very badly designed. I've seen the same for a fraction of the price with Slik brand. I'll have to get rid of it. But none will be willing to pay 100 for this. I'll have to move to Vanguard or something else.
I use this tripod whenever I go travelling. So far, I've used it in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, South Korea, the Grand Canyon, Portland, and more. Overall I am not disappointed. One of the great things is the relatively light weight of this tripod, and is extremely sturdy despite strong winds. The only downside I could say is the strap that comes in a bag is uncomfortable and can cause skin rashes on the shoulder.