What can I say about this that hasn't already been said? I have had this for a few years now and used it occasionally up until about 2 years ago. I use it about 2-3 times a week now for a side job and it works, though I must admit, a bit grudgingly. It is a decent tripod for occasional use and even for travel because of it's compactness and light weight but I would not recommend this if you plan on using it for any more than that. The rubber on the knobs will loosen over time and become annoying to use, the ball head attachment will break off if you mishandle it (possibly causing damage to your camera) and the leg knobs loosen up without warning. Also, if you use a full frame camera, the ball head will just barely support it, depending on weight of camera, accessories and lens. I use a D750 w/battery pack and a Tokina 16-28mm for my work and it will keep it steady, though I don't believe anything much heavier will work. Bottom line: don't buy this if you plan on using a tripod for your job; spend the money and get something like a Manfrotto or Sirui. Now, that being said, I was able to fix the issue of the broken attachment with some cyanoacrylate glue but not the rubber on the knobs. Also, the locking knobs on the legs are a major source of irritation for me because they tend to loosen up with no warning whatsoever. This has almost caused the tripod with my camera to topple over at one point; fortunately, I was able to catch it just in the nick of time.