I recently took my Versa 65C Carbon Fiber Tripod on a trip to Portugal. In it's bag it easily fit into my checked baggage, leaving me to free to take my camera bag as carry-on. It's easy to use, and in spite of the tripod's light weight--which is great--it's able to support some hefty gear. I like it a lot!
I would recommend this tripod for no more than an FF /w 70-200. It is simply too light for the rigors of more heavyweight systems such as Nikon D850 + 300 2.8. Mine simply came apart. One bottom leg popped right out of the section above it and I'll be darned if I can get it to work properly. The tripod base plate worked itself loose and the retaining nut fell down inside the extension tube. The tripod is great for everyday studio use but for serious wildlife shooting you really need to match your equipment.
Was looking for a sturdy light weight tripod that could handle the rugged demands of weather and terrain while paddling the northern Saskatchewan rivers. Stability is important and well as weight. All the specifications seem right, but the important thing is the after sales support which I experienced first hand as there was a problem with the head which was quickly resolved. At the moment I can comment on the support; after Canoe trips next summer I can update regarding performance!
So far so great. Finally had a chance to get out the other night. Easy to set up, easy to take down. Love the separate mechanisms for the swivel and the ball head. Great upgrade for me. Carbon fibre… I’d say the ball head is the main weight but once fully open I could carry it and my camera without noticing any weight at all! Love this purchase!
I bought this tripod for travelling and so far have been very pleased with it. It is lighter weight than my other tripods, converts into a monopod (which means I don't have to take one), and the ball head works well with some of my bigger lenses (Canon 70-200mm).