If the HD in its name reminds you of video video, it’s no accident. This tripod/head combo is designed for DSLRs with HD video capability. Its legs are a superlight aluminum-magnesium-titanium alloy, with foam collars for easy handling, and our favorite leg locks, the quick-action, flip-tab type. It’s the SH-736HD head that makes this a POP Award winner, though. Its pan and tilt actions have separately adjustable drag controls, for movements that are loose and quick, or achingly slow. Either way, thanks to the head’s fluid effect action, the movements are ultra smooth.