Wow, this tripod is an incredible piece of equipment! It is SO sturdy and stable, and has so many options for different ways to adjust it. Compared to my last one it is a beast, and I think I will be using it for a long time! It is definitely sturdy enough to use with a bigger camera when I rent one for filming, so it is very versatile. The fluid head is smooth and easy to use. I am so pleased with this purchase!