Just got my Manfrotto 503/351mvb2 in!!
Well this is my first tripod ever and after all the research I though the best for the price. I just opened the box, took the baby out of the carrying case it came with and voila. It is quite a freakin beauty, I must say. It felt a little springy, but there's a fluid adjustment knob on the side and after a minor turn it locks fluidly into any position, so I don't think I'm gonna have any trouble whatsoever with the small size/ weight of the HV20. I'll take some pics soon, but I'd like to get my Wide lens and some stuff first. Damn this stuff makes me so happy! I'll let you guys know what I think after I try out the tripod for a few days.
pictures + review = thanks!
Looking forward to hearing how the tripod works out. Thanks.