Sdaniella: interesting tripod prices for Manfrotto's 2.4kg 055PROBX have dropped over the years while the 1.85kg Benro C-297 i got awhile back for (CNY 1680 / CAD 234 / USD 223) in PRC, may suffer price increase due to weakened USD and CAD against CNY... sign of the times :(i don't know if Benro's quality has caught up to the west or not with their newer models:http://english.benro.cn/default.aspxand this spinoff related company:http://www.mefoto.cn/are these any good?
This also my experience. The Travel Angel has performed quite well.
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