I have long pondered whether I should give 4 or 5 stars. But I hope the manufacturer reads this perhaps. For this price it's a wonderful tripod, the workmanship is impeccable, the components used without complaint and especially the joints are very good. Even a small carrying case and a CD with video instruction in Chinese and English is included. My gripe - and the reason for the star-hood - the choice of the counterweights. There are only a total of 4 large weights that might work very well for normal DSLR cameras, but for light cameras like the GoPro or an Iphone (yes, so that is advertised in the enclosed instruction video. 0,2-2kg should be the weight range) should rather be settled a number of different, lighter weights. Remedy for the use of my Gopro I have created until further notice so that I have the weights contained 2 fixed with on the top plate. All in all highly recommended.