Tripod help

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Tripod help
Aug 17, 2009

I would love to get some tripod advice here from you guys.

At this time I have a flimsy Vanguard tripod that is no good.

I'm not a tripod user. I rarely use one. Only for waterfall and night / sunset photography. This kind of photography is mainly done when I'm traveling. I always bring the Vanguard tripod (weight is 1kg).

I like a better quality tripod without braking the bank (as I don't a tripod very often).

Of course I've looked at the different reviews. The max price range I'm considering is about €300,- (tripod + head). A tripod like the Manfrotto 055xprob + 488RC2 seems very nice but it's FAR to heavy at 3kg+.

Feisol tripods look nice (from the website) but are still expensive for me (like the CT-3441SB + CB-30C is still €370,-).

I've also heard about the Benro Travel Angel series, but I've heard pretty bad things about the Benro heads.
There is also the Gitzo Basalt series (but they are a bit heavy IMO)...

I am about 1m 87cm and my travel gear is 40D, Sigma 10-20, Canon 24-105 and Canon 70-200 F4IS.

Any other ideas (without overspending)?

Thanks for the advice!

Tim
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