Hiya's onto my next purchase,
I am looking to upgrade my Tripod, I have a cheapie Velbon 803 Sherpa atm. I have been looking lately at tripods and see one that gets recommended a lot is the Manfrotto 055XPROB which is an aluminium one, I am also looking at the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 carbon fibre. I was leaning toward the carbon fibre as it will counter a bit of the head weight from the BH-55, someone also suggested the Benro Carbon fibre, but its not really to much lighter than the aluminium one and I can't find to much detail on them, however I won't really be doing much hiking or anything.
Keeping in mind I mainly shoot seascapes so sand and salt water will get into everything.
What are your suggestions?