The tripod was used once, and it worked fine. The next time I had the chance to use it, was about a year later. The lever on the side to tighten up the leg, snapped-out of warranty. The retailer basically siad-tough luck' Get a new one! In other words, this could be an anomaly, but use your scope often before the warranty runs out.
Cons: Not well made
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