Very inexpensive for a big-name Manfrotto tripod, very pretty, very well made, and well designed (with a couple of caveats). Yes, I read all the BestBuy reviews, most are glowing, and it was on sale, so the price was right. It's an excellent tripod for travel and for use with a lightish camera, up to maybe a medium DSLR with a medium telephoto. The pistol grip with friction wheel ballhead works very well, it's fast and holds tight. Caveats: This is a VERY lightweight tripod, so the legs are thin and whippy. The 60-inch max height sounds tall, but in practice it's barely adequate for most purposes. It uses an unusual non-standard quick-release design, a small button that fits in a well on the platform and a cam locks it in place. Pro: The button is small enough to simply leave on your camera, and it's fast in use. Con: Small enough to lose easily, and you only get one, so you'd have to order a replacement from Manfrotto (or a camera store). BestBuy doesn't carry them separately. Also, this tripod makes a great light stand, but many things you might want to use on it (lights, microphones, flash frames, umbrellas, etc.) won't work well with that tiny quick-release button. So: 4 stars out of 5, but remember it's LIGHT, repeat LIGHT, and don't lose that button.