Arrived promptly, couldn't be more happy with it. Very sturdy, smooth flowing movements. My camera and lens combo weighs about 8 lbs or so. This handles it without blinking. Very easy to balance, and once it was set I tested. Put the camera at 45 degree angle and locked it down. It didn't budge. Left it overnight and it still didn't move one iota. I love this. No need to spend hundreds on a similar item. Glad I got this one.