I don’t know much about tripods, most of my work is done without them, but for some landscape stuff I felt there was a need. I didn’t want to spend too much money since I don’t have a heavy camera and I know I’m not going to use it all that often. Still I wanted something with some quality; I don’t like buying things twice. I did some research and found a good deal on this one from Triopo, bundled with a ball head of the same brand.
With the limited use it has seen I have to say it performs well and I don’t foresee any trouble with it either. I would recommend it if you haven’t got any advanced needs.