I bought this tripod for personal and freelance use and like it better than the more expensive and better-known brand we use at work (I shoot TV news). The VZ-T100AM legs are solid, slide well, and lock solidly (much like the legs on the Vinton tripods I've used and liked in the past). Although I wanted sticks with webbed feet, I've found I don't miss webbed feet at all. This design works well and probably saves a few ounces. There's also a nice cord that slides out the bottom of the tripod and lets you quickly bind the feet so they don't move when you are carrying the sticks. This tripod is a really good value, and I would not hesitate to buy it again.