Purchased this as an amature photographer and it has give me a very professional experience . It was very easy to use and set up and folds down in to a small compact bag which makes it easy to travel with. The tripod arrived next day via Amazon Prime for free so no long waits for delivery which was great . I have been using the tripod for over two weeks now and have recevied many compliments.. I got the tripod just in time for me to capture some perfect prints of the snowy weather. Very impressed and worth every penny.