I bought this to update CS3 after watching a demonstration of it at a photographic club I belong to. It does what I expected from otherr reviews, although I am still learning how to get the most from it. Well worth the upgrade. Adobe very helpful in getting it registered.
I bought this as I wanted something light and easilly portable to take on foreign holidays. This meets that requirement perfectly for me. Beanbags are good for suporting a telephoto lens if you are shooting at fast speed but this will allow longer exposures. Only downside is the 3/8" screw does not fit my smaller ball-and-socket head so have had to order a converter, but that is no great problem or cost.