My Favorite Tripod Ever
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
This lightweight tripod is sturdier than any I have used and I've never had a tripod head that moved so easily and locked so securely. It could be a minus that the legs are always the same distance apart, but it's easy to adjust each leg individually, so it works for me. I'm guessing the mechanism that locks the legs contributes to the sturdiness of the tripod. I've spent much more money for a tripod, but this one is the best.
Pros: The tripod is lightweight, very sturdy, moves easily and locks securely. It is inexpensive but feels like it is top quality.
Cons: The legs are always the same distance apart. The process of locking the legs in place is noisy and can scare animals away. But I find that setting up any tripods scares birds.