DOES NOT HAVE Left/Right TILT!I wanted to make sure you saw that, because I didn't notice this.Other than that, this is a very good sturdy tripod.I bought this to use with my 15x70 binoculars, which it works well for.However, I also do photography.This tripod is worthless to the photographer. So beware of that.No gears! I hate tripods with gears. This one has nice compression rings for adjusting height and azimuth and front/back tilt.I will have to return this and find me a nice heavy tripod, but one with tilt, so I will have a fully functional tripod.Yes, I know it is my own fault for not noticing. But I read someone else's comment that read ""This is a quality tripod. In all directions, i.e. up, down, right to left and so on.""NOT all directions! Which was the 1 star deduction.