I've replaced my heavy and battle worn tripod. It has two and a half decades of history on it. Anyway, time for a tripod that will not put a strain on me as I strap it to my camera bag and sling it around.
I picked up a ProMaster XC525 tripod at Mike's Camera after reading reviews and watching videos on it. The price, weight and functionality is a great combo! I have not mounted my camera on it yet. However, I am digging the included ball head and built in monopod.
I am looking forward to shooting long exposure scenes in the city and doing some creative light effects with my crossfit and fitness photography. Light trails and light painting are in the books too!
Update on the tripod will be in my blog and Facebook: Tony C. Photography & Design.
Enjoy the week!
Summer 2016 - I have not used the tripod as anticipated. However, I was able to capture the beautiful southwest starry night sky in Taos, NM. The tripod is stable for being a lightweight product. I zoomed into the stars with my Nikon 18-200 lens and did not see any jitters.
Next up, I will take it on a hike with me hooked onto my camera backpack. Stay tuned folks!