Far exceeds all my personal expectations. Upgrades were overdue and was so close to purchasing the equivalent with the RRS legs however was convinced in this direction. The design and build quality is exceptional and look forward to putting some miles on these, no regrets. And US made!
This is a great tripod, as it is solid and strong. I have not yet used it extensively, but in my test recording birds in flight, I felt confident that I would not experience vibrations as I moved my setup in various directions.
While I believe that the leg locks work well to secure the leg segments in place, I wish they were a bit easier to grip. For me, they would be better if they were slightly larger (in length and circumference) and had a surface that is less slippery, such as rubber instead of plastic.
I am greatly looking forward to adding the center column TR42C when it again becomes available. I prefer tripods with center columns as they allow for much more rapid height adjustment in the field.
the bowel is well built, but the tri pod lacks
Hi Mark, thank you for writing a review and for reporting to us know what happened with the tripod. Are you able to send us a video on how it works so we can identify the best way to fix the issue? You can either send it to us for repair, or we can send you parts to resolve the problem. We're sorry about what happened, but we'll do our best to help you with your issue.
Noel | PMG Customer Service
This tripod has exceeded my expectations and well built! So much better than any tripod I have ever used. Light and built like a tank!
Having used a variety of premium tripods from Gitzo and RRS, I rank the PMG tripods the finest in quality and usability.