Ziongraphics, thanks for the feedback. Dont worry, you can tighten the locking screws
till it is rigid, just remember not to over tighten. The Elite model is heavier and this has worked well, better than securing it with electrical tape. I stuffed newspaper into the front to keep the front condenser lens from popping out. The shipping guys usually throw the box about and I had previous cases of the lens coming off. You can use a can of compressed air to blow the dust away.