Summary: I liked this tripod for the money, would buy again. don't be silly with the weight and you'll be fine.
Pros: fairly light, ball head, 5 year warranty
Cons: a bit bulky ball head broke in normal use. I had a D610 SLR camera with a big heavy SB-800 flash on there, and I was trying to secure it vertically so 1) there was a lot of shear on it and 2) luckily I caught the falling equipment. I just now got around to following up with warranty info and i'm just a few weeks out of the 5 year window - we'll see if they take care of me.
Summary: If you can afford a top-notch tripod, it'll be better than this -- big surprise. Compared to the cheap-o tripod you probably got in your "new camera kit", though, this is a big step up.
Pros: Compared to other tripods in this price range, this is a really good value. Lots of nice features, lightweight, and durable. I've had one of these for a number of years, and I drug it all over for landscapes, etc. -- never a problem.
Cons: The ballhead is probably the weak link of this kit. Dolica makes a kit that looks very similar with an upgraded head - it's a little more expensive, but I'd give it a shot.
Cons: The finish of ball head came off after first use...I received the package and used it only for a test shoot indoor today Extremely low quality.... And newegg would not offer free return shipping for defective item... Will not shop new egg any more
Summary: Dolica customer service is horrible! I've contacted the RMA department multiple times for a new accessory screw and hook. I've given them the same information multiple times and they STILL keep replying asking me to fill out the same form! Dont expect any 'service' should you need anything from Dolica. Do yourself a favor and buy from a company who would appreciate your business.
Pros: It holds a camera/binoculars.
Cons: The legs aren't straight. It's just a heavier version a low-quality product.