Hi all, I was thinking to post my question in the "Miscellaneous" Forum, but since this is specifically for my RB67 Pro-S and therefore an 'Accessory', it would be appropriate for here? I also did a search, but it didn't turn up recent results that specifically fit my question. So, i *need* a better/stable tripod. I have an old Velbon video tripod made from alum., but the legs are utterly wimpy whilst the head/body is very heavy-duty metal (unknown materal). Max. budget is ~$300. I'd prefer a non-ballhead (seem a little unstable in the unlocked position). I almost always shoot outdoors (sometimes miles from the nearest road) and tend to really *use* my gear. Also, i'm known to shoot in all temps/weather from -40C/F to 35C/95 -snow/rain/sunshine. I'm pretty sure carbon-fiber will be the best bet, but which one? Here are links to 2 'pods i'm currently interested in: http://www.cameta.com/Hakuba-70-HG-503MX-Carbon-Fiber-Magnesium-Tripod-with-3-Way-Panhead-and-Case-56793.cfm and this one: http://www.adorama.com/DOCX730B105.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Shopping%20Site&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=gbase I know this last one has a ball-head, but is carbon-fiber..... Please help!