Most will probably say save and buy a good tripod. But it is hard to take photos using tamron 70-300 lens without tripod, i would have to collect 100£ for a month. I am student and i dont have any work. I have nikon d5000. One thing that makes this tripod stand out from other cheap ebay tripods is it has 5 year warranty. Maybe a cheap trick to get people buying, but i think it would make an usable first tripod to own. Best would be, if someone had some experience with cheap ebay tripods. Tripod itself:Digital SLR camera big tripod for Nikon Coolpix D5000 on eBay (end time 24-Aug-10 18:30:52 BST) Not worth to buy? Or is it....?