Another vote for a Ries. I would say the J-100 with a J250 head. I know they're really expensive, but they're worth the cost and do show up on the used market from time to time. I got an older A-series set of legs and a J-250 head used for about $400 total a few years ago. If you could find a deal like that, it would be well worth it, I think. Alternatively, I've heard lots of good things about Berleback tripods, which you can get directly from Lotus View Camera (they ship worldwide). Might be worth a look.