A lightweight and compact tripod that's good for traveling. Unfortunately, it can't support heavy equipment and has some stability issues, which makes it unattractive to professionals.
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Pro Great for travel
This tripod is light (5.38 lbs/2.44 kg) and short ( 28.5"/ 72 cm) when retracted. This makes it easy to take with you wherever you go, since you won't tire out easily while carrying and it won't take up much space either.
Pro Good for panning shots
The ball head mount has very soft resistance, allowing for better control. This helps immensely in taking very smooth panning shots with a camcorder.
Pro Easy to level
This Vanguard tripod has bubble levels, which makes getting a good shot on uneven surfaces much easier. This also saves a lot of time, if you like moving inbetween shots.
Pro Foam grips for added comfort
This tripod is comfortable to use even in cold weather thanks to its foam grips. You won't have to feel the unpleasant sensation of cold metal when using it.
Con Not suited for heavy equipment
You won't be able to use heavy cameras and/or lenses, because this tripod can only support 15lbs (6.8kg). Exceeding this weight will considerably reduce the stability, especially when the legs are fully extended.
Con Lacks stability for confident professional use
This tripod's design sacrifices strength and stability to have a lower weight, making it topple easily with a strong push. This can be quite unnerving when using professional equipment, which tends to be really expensive.