My 20-year old tripod had a small but unfixable problem so I needed a new one. I don't use one often so did not want to spend a fortune. This was ideal, at just over £15 delivered, and quickly delivered. It is sturdy enough (I don't foresee it falling apart or bending), tall enough (above my eye level and I am six foot)and has two spirit levels, pan and tilt and a quick-release mount. All you could ask for.