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Would have been 5 stars but due to just one exception...
on September 8, 2017
I'm very please with this tripod. The operation is solid, smooth and precise. And I was very tempted to give this 5 stars but was not able to due to the camera mount screw being an exposed flat head screw that requires either a coin or small flat edge to tighten it up to the camera. They really should have put a knurled wheel around this screw so that you could hand tighten it to your camera base. Most people do have coins with them and can readily fish one out of their pocket/book to tighten the screw. But iI think it's a bit short-sighted on SLIK's part as even my 50 year old tripod incorporated this means to easily hand tighten and anchor the screw to the camera base..
The tripod finish is terrific, smooth and satin-like as the material lends itself to being strong yet lightweight (about 3 lbs.). The legs and feet are quickly and fully adjustable for most any length and surface I think you'll encounter. The small bubble balance is visible and should prove to be of assistance if you're inclined to wonder about your camera's level. The lever and crank to pivot, adjust as well as swivel is just what you would expect in operating smoothly and supporting any viewing angle you desire.
I use this with a Canon EOS Rebel series and as it supports that weight just fine and am sure it would support quite a bit heavier of equipment as well. Overall I'm please with this tripod and think it was a good investment.