I bought this off astromart to try it. It is vastly superior to the aluminum tripod that comes with the CG5. I decided to keep my set of Al's astro legs instead - my wife likes the wood look better in the living room. She says it matches the furniture better. It is in great shape - has a few minor scratches in the paint from use. Asking $175 shipped. I believe these cost $225 plus shipping new.