I'm thinking about getting a tripod (actually it's joining the list behind 135 f2L, 85 1.2L, 580EX2, Pocket Wizard Mini TT, and Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 but lets not split hairs).
I've looked at Gitzo, but they are very expensive. Compact size, and low weight is important to me. So I'm currently thinking about a Manfrotto 190CXPro4 with a Manfrotto 486RC2 ball head.
Has anyone got one? Whats the combo like?
I also considered a Giottos MTL8350B - any thoughts on this?