I'm extremely happy with this stand. It's quite small, but just right for mounting the microscope camera into. It's made of metal, has crisp cut teeth on the upright, which makes adjusting the height very easy and very accurate. It is coated in a silver finish of unknown composition, but looks nice, reflects a scattered light and looks porous under the microscope.Overall I don't believe I could buy a better stand than this one. It's far and away better than the original that came with the microscope. Totally worth every penny! I highly recommend this product if neatness and accuracy are important to your project or hobby.