I buy this tripod after reading a lot of good comment. it is stable, many possible position, ride a D7000, its does not move very well for long exposures. the bag is delivered with envelope full tripod. there are a lot of reviews saying that the tripod head exceeds the carrying bag, no care about here, all is in the carrying bag, nothing exceeds. it may be the book with a bag can now largest. it is no heavy peud but good for a sturdy tripod you need a can of robustness.