Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
I have Manfrotto 055 tripod too and agree that it's too heavy to travel with and I too am looking for a suitable travel tripod and think the Aluminium Benro Travel Angel is about the best available at around 150 is about the best affordable option because anything better is much more expensive and more than I want to pay for the few occasions I travel on.
The thing that worries me about the Benro Travel Angel is that you more or less have to extend the center column all the way to get a useable working height, and I think that would make the tripod fairly unstable and prone to vibration.