Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
I have no specific recommendation, what I was saying was that the O.Ps expectations for the price he stated were unrealistic, there are several Carbon Fibre ones in the Gitzo and manfrotto range that would be suitable for his requirements, but not within his price constraints.
That's what I thought. For those who actually use them with the equipment described, aluminum Manfrottos like the the small 190 or the larger 055 hit a sweet spot for stability/price/weight. I use several Manfrottos including the older CarbonOne 440--lighter but less stable than the 055.