I was looking for a compact tripod to use for taking photos with a Sony a65 DSLR from a table.
The camera was probably heavier then this tripod was designed for, but with correct placement of the legs it was reasonably stable. The ball joint allowed me to use the internal camera level to get the correct horizontal alignment. I did not extend the legs to the full 6" since I didn't need them at this time, so I have no comment on that part.
I plan to continue using this tripod for testing new lenses, and other stuff, in nearby parks. I can sit at a picnic table, and not have to lug around a full size tripod. I'll probaly take it along on trips, it doesn't take up much space or weight.
It's small and lightweight, and all metal. Well worth the price!