It's not too bad. Seems to have well made metal components. But both knobs are not captive and kind of loose. Also - hard to figure out how to use the cold-shoe to 1/4 20 adapter - it's just a plate with a 1/4 x 20 screw on it. And obviously no friction control. Generally it looks much better than what it is. Wouldn't buy it again but I'll keep it around.