Hey all, I currently have a Slik 700DX Pro tripod, which is really great for my 4x5 Pressman, supports it with no issue at all, but it weighs 7lbs. with the 3 way pan head and around 4.5lbs without it. I recently took it on a hike to The Wave and told myself I'm done with this and promise I'd get a lighter tripod.. It was a bad idea trying to hike into The Wave with a 7lbs tripod and 5 lbs camera and a gallon of water..
So.. I'm looking for
1. lightweight, under 3.5lbs
2. supports at least 5lbs.
3. extends to at least 53in. WITHOUT the center column raised.
4. would like to keep the cost under $150
Is there such a tripod? Or are my expectations too high?