Summary: Fantastic little tripod for hiking and light pursuits. Will deliver sharp images with small zooms and bodies, but leave the big gear off this one. Also, it is not very tall (I am 6'4"), it doesn't extend anywhere near eye level. The center column gives a little hight flexibility, but any more than a couple inches and you're sacrificing stability. I chose this over a 4-section leg design, and I'm glad I did. The 4-section equivalent (1128) is not as sturdy.