>I don't know if I would consider that person a previous >owner. He bought it, used it once, and returned it. He >compared it to a tripod that is was in a different class than >the Feisol, and suggested an alternative that he doesn't own. >His comment about the leg angles is simply incorrect. His >Induro actually has a sharper leg angle than the Feisol: 24 >degrees for the Induro vs 25 degrees for the Feisol (not that >1 degree difference makes a hill of beans). > >He didn't like the tripod and returned it. That's ok - his >choice, but I'd be more inclined to trust the opinions of >people who have owned the tripod for some time, used it a lot, >and have experience with a number of other tripods. > >The Feisol is light, reliable, and quite stable when used with >equipment that is appropriate to place on a tripod with the >Feisol's specs. > >Neil: note that the 3342 and 3442 legs also fold over the top >of the tripod. I purchased a Feisol ball head to take >advantage of that feature. The Feisol head can't touch my >Arca Z1 for quality/ease of use, but it works acceptably and >is lighter so I go with it when weight/space is a real >concern.