This was just perfect for my application of mounting a portable digital recorder on. Very good value.
I had hoped I could use it for a Digital SLR - it is for an observation camera to set and leave. For a very light camera ok. You will not be able to use it like a fixed tripod moving the camera as you need. It is an adjustment mounting head suited for a fixed position. The material for the parts is well made. If you wanted to put a SLR on it you would do it getting this part and using a head tilt that you had for a camera. Mine was on sale so it was worth the cost. Buying four of them makes sense even with the tilt head issue because the parts to the rest are really well made - that alone is worth the cost.
MCM is our low cost, high product value source. Same quality as the more expensive vendors, without the "expensive." Always fast and dependable.