I have one of them bought last year when I was in the US. For the price if mai hiam its ok, ball head cannot really hold my D90 with a tele lens in portrait mode. I took this to the beach a couple of time and notice a little rust on the feet now. Then again for the price I paid I think it serves its purpose. Oh did I mentioned I accidently kicked this during a trip last week and it got slightly bent. There's a reason why some tripods and ballheads cost so much, if you're a casual shooter like me and don't want to spend too much on a tripod I don't see why you can't go with this.