I'm not a professional photographer but I am a person who looks for good quality at to what I believe is a good price. I compare similar items and read the reviews/ratings. There was no review on this product when I bought it so I took a calculated risk. I am more that happy with what I received. It is perfect for what I will be using it for (product photos). I hope that Amazon stocks up on these because I would highly recommend this to any amateur photographer who wants to take their own product shots.