Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod or Other?
I'm looking to pick up a decent, but not overly pricey tripod for my backpacking adventures.
I was looking at the Manfrotto BeFree, mainly because of price point, and pack size, and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this bad-larry.
They're tiny, fairly light, and would clip to my backpack easily.
I'm concerned, because a lot of what I've read says that most of these backpacking tripods are "unstable".
I'm looking for something that will hold up with my T4i and a wide angle for night and landscape shot....potentially long exposures, as well as a T4i with the Tamron 200-500mm lens (about 5.5lbs pre-grip) for wildlife shots, but is light enough to fit on my back, and not break the bank....which I realize may be a pipe-dream.
Does anyone have any experience and suggestions?
Thanks in advance!