Fantastic Tripod for the Money!
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I was really glad to locate this tripod set of legs on Crutchfield. The price was the best I could find. I have bought several cheaper tripods that include the more economical mounting plate. All have really been a waste of money. I finally got a great deal on a Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick ball head. What a great product, but found it really shaky on my cheaper tripods that had to be modified to accept the Joystick. The Velbon Sherpa+500 was just what I needed to mount my Canon 60D to a solid platform. As the other reviewer mentioned, you still have to get the 1/4" to 3/8" adapter, but this is really no problem. Amazon has them for about $10 (I recommend the one by Manfrotto that has a small knurled rubber plate). The more expensive 600 model has the adapter for both thread sizes.
Pros: Very sturdy and easy to setup. Versatile with all kinds of configurations. Nice travel bag. Rubber foam grips on legs. Perfect for more expensive ball heads without having to order much more expensive tripods.
Cons: None that I can see.