The Smith-Victor CF-500 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.The Smith-Victor CF-500 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.One reason why the Smith-Victor CF-500 is popular is because of its Stable
Reviewed by 4 customers
I use this tripod mostly for landscape photography. I like the light weight but steady feel. The bubble level is very helpful, the legs adjust easily the tripod remains stable in breezy conditions. I would recommend this tripod.
After using some cheap tripods over the last couple years, I needed a replacement without spending a lot. After using the CF-500 for a few weeks now, I think I made the right choice. Although slightly heavier than I'd planned (that's on me, I just didn't pay close enough attention to specs), it's rock solid and the adjustments operate smoothly and easily. The inclusion of smaller center column makes low-angle shots easy. If you're thinking of buying a good mid-range tripod, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
THIS SMITH VICTOR CF 500 TRIPODS AN OUTSTANDING PRECISION PIECE VERY NICE WORKMANSHIP...CLOSE TO RIVAL THOSE OF THE MEGA DOLLAR CATEGORY...FOR THE MONEY ITS AN OUTSTANDING VALUE.....!!!!!!
The SV CF-500 Tripod is a real winner. I scoured the internet for a good value Carbon tripod. I had not heard much about this particular one, but from the reviews and ratings of the CF-300 and 100 series tripods I knew I would not be let down by this one! The Legs are rock solid stable, especially if you hang a bag or extra something from the stability hook. The Head is a very nice head, not perfect, but does my needs very very well. The pan is butter smooth, and once you 'break in' the ball of the head it's movements become quite smooth and precise as well. Upon delivery I took the head off the legs, and made sure everything was tight (there was a slight wobble from the factory) And with a small dab of loc-tite there is no wobble anywhere in the whole system! For such a wonderful value I'm more than happy with my purchase. I know it will last me years to come, and with the money I saved over a top-shelf tripod I'll be able to go on more than one photo trips!