Although the torch worked well initially, the batteries seemed to die quite quickly. I can no longer get replacements for the original batteries and so bought Panasonic CR123s instead. They did not work. Could be the batteries, but I suspect that it is the torch. I shall not be trhowing good money after bad, so that's it!
I love using a tripod, but it is sometimes inconvenient to carry around the full size model. This little puppy fits into your pocket and can swing into action at the drop of a hat. I've used it standing on walls, tables and the floor. A great product, but expensive, so only four stars.