I lost my Manfrotto 055 with Manfrotto 3 way head. I have no idea what happened to it or sure, but it was in my SUV after a shoot. I unloaded the gear and got most of my stuff out. I went through the local car wash later that weekend and now I have no tripod. My bad for leaving it in the open in the SUV.
SO. I can spend another $200 and get the same tripod with a newer version of the same head..
I can upgrade. I have been happy with the manfrotto, but its really all I have known. My other tripod is a Benro travel angel so that's not really a good comparison. Since I am fairly uninformed on other tripods, I am turning to you guys to help me spend $$. If I buy a new one and find my old one I can use it for a tether table solution.
Option #1 - Spend money and get a really good setup.
My thought is Gitzo is probably the upper end, although I have no idea which model and head to get. Whats a suggestion there?
I have also read Feisol is a good option. Thoughts and suggested models there?
Failsafe option (#3) is to just reorder the Manfrotto.