The Beast

I finally retired my Manfrotto 458B tripod effective today.  After almost 5 years, the auto lock feature on one of her legs was acting up and after a few close calls, I just lost all faith in her.  I might send her back to Manfrotto and see if they can fix her, as I'd like to keep her as a back-up.

I've had my eyes on the Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Versa, and I finally bit the bullet last week and ordered one.  She arrived last night, and as soon as I pulled her out of the box, it was love at first site.  I immediately decided to name her "The Beast" because she's rock solid.  I couldn't wait to try her out, and today was quite the test with four different shoots.

All I can say is I wish I'd gotten her a long time ago.  Simply amazing!