Summary: This is a real high quality piece of equipment. It is very light so it is probably best for indoor shooting. But the stand is wide enough to give it a stable base. The height is not good for standing and shooting. So get a good chair to sit on. It will put your camera at table top level. This is a very good tripod for the price.
Summary: I read several reviews of tripods prior to purchasing this one and I have to say that I am happy that I didn't waste my money on the $100 one I was thinking about getting.I absolutely love this tripod because it is so simple to use. I can set it up in about 30 seconds, including getting the camera locked in place. Having the 2nd platform also means that I can quickly switch between my camera and video camera, if need be.