I don't have experience with those, but we've used the new Vortex tripods a little. They seem pretty legit. The Ridgeview Carbon is a sturdy tripod that holds heavier glass pretty well. https://vortexoptics.com/ridgeview-carbon-tripod.html.I’m in the market for a new tripod for glass that weighs around the 6-7 pounds. Dose anyone have any experience with the slik 734 or the Sirui T-024sk?
not positive without looking up, but diff may be twist vs flip leg locksI have a Sirui T-025x and I'm VERY happy with it. I'm not sure what's the diff between the T-024 and the -025 but the quality is outstanding. Everything is butter smooth, the fine-adjust has no "play" so it's easy to make micro adjustments in the head, and it's totally silent unless you bang it on a rock. For <25oz it's the best tripod I've owned (I have like 4 now...)