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This is a good all around tripod for general use, photographing from the car, and macro work. It should support most kits with no problem - I certainly haven't had any problems, though I don't have any truly big glass. It's also nice for tall folks like myself (6' 2") because it gets nearly to my height without using the center column.

The swing out center column is very handy for macro work, both in the field and tabletop. You can get the camera much closer to the subject without needing to engulf it with the legs. It's also possible to place the camera directly above a subject, eg for tabletop macro work. I've also used it to look out over the side of a building (parking garage), by putting two legs up on the edge and extending the column out past the edge. It always scares me, but you can get some good shots that way.

It's a bit big and heavy for hiking, though I've done it on occasion. It's also not so great for travel photography, as it doesn't fold down small enough to fit in a standard carry on.

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