The tripod set up easily out of the box and included a nice carrying case. It came with a quick mount that you could attach to your camera and then snap it easily on and off the tripod without much trouble. Once installed on the tripod you could move the camera with an arm and tighten it down some but I had trouble getting it to hold steady. There was also a hook below that allowed you to hang something from it.
The legs of the tripod telescoped and seemed sturdy. Each section had a clip that you could fold in to secure it at the right height for whatever you were doing.
A big disappointment
I got this tripod as a gift and was very disappointed. It had a quick mount design for my camera and a nice case. I liked how the legs telescoped, but the tripod was simply not sturdy and did not hold my camera steady. When I followed the instructions to mount my camera, it left the camera unsteady. I tried mounting it a few times to make sure I had not done anything wrong and finally gave up.
I find it interesting that this was called a “professional” tripod because I can not imagine a professional dealing with such a silly piece of unsteady equipment.
Final thoughts and rating
I can not recommend this tripod but will give it two stars instead of one because in some instances it might have some value. Also there is a chance that the tripod I got was defective. I was so disgusted wtih it that I did not want to try a replacement.