I just ordered a Manfrotto tripod kit (503 head and 525 tripod). Today somebody told me I should cancel that order and buy a Vinten. We'll be using the tripod for broadcast video using a panasonic 100B Camera equipped with a 1.6x teleconverter lens.
Does anyone have any experience with Manfrotto? I had heard they were a great brand but this person said that Manfrotto tripods just fall apart. Do you all have any opinions on the matter?