I purchased this tripod in October 2015 and have been using it on a regular basis. I'd been using my old tripod, Velbon Victory 450 for the last 20+ years. It was still a solid, reliable tripod, but I was looking for something a little lighter and more portable. I selected the Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch based on the features, price and reviews. My typical work is done outside shooting flowers, nature and still life, or indoors with natural or soft box lighting. Telephoto, fixed macro lenses or extension tubes are my go-tos, shooting anywhere between f1.8 and f11 depending on the situation.The Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch has been a great tripod for all around use. I've found it light to carry and fairly sturdy. I miss the three-way brace for added leg stability, but that's the tradeoff for being able to angle the legs as far as these will go. I prefer flip lock legs to the screw type. They are fast and easy to extend evenly with the built in level bubble or to adjust to different angles when my terrain is uneven. I can get nice and low with this tripod with the legs angled almost flat. Although not unique, the spikes in the feet are nice for bracing or digging into the ground for added stability, while the rubber feet are slip resist when screwed out. The head it comes with is pretty fluid and adjustability is nice and tight when locked down in various positions. I can hang my camera bag/backpack (or sandbags) on the hook in the center column for additional stability. It also comes with a really nice carrying/storage bag.I've started a new project of photographing agate slices in macro on a light box. While I'm well versed with macros, this project requires that I shoot straight down in order to get the flattest focal plane possible. I was able to easily reverse the center column. It took a little fiddling with the leg lengths and center column height adjustment in order to be able to straddle my�US ART SUPPLY Lightmaster Jumbo 32.5"" Diagonal Extra Large(A2) 17""x24"" LED Lightbox Board- 12-Volt Super-Bright Ultra-Thin 3/8"" Profile Light Box Pad with 110V AC Power Adapter And Dimmable LED Lamps. Now Includes for FREE: 1 Measuring Overlay Grid And 1 Circle Template/Protractor 1-Year Warranty�for the correct focal length (pictures attached). I didn't want to put the tripod on top of it. This is setup on a 24""x40"" table. As with manual focus macro work, unless you have delicate touch, cable release and rock solid support your focus will be off and can be difficult (and frustrating) to achieve. I've since purchased a�ME456 A4 LED Light Box 9x12 Inch Light Pad Only 5mm Ultra-thin USB Power Light Table for Tracing�which is more than adequate and much easier to work with. It's allowed me to shorten the legs for more stability. I will probably purchase a copy stand at some point, but this tripod will work great until then.I recommend this for anyone who is looking for an affordable, lightweight, stable and versatile tripod for studio work, outdoors or travel.