Ah.... tripods. I have a few of them of various quality and price points. If I were starting over, I would also buy used... wait for the right deal. That being said, what is the right deal?
What I would consider the right deal now isn't what I would have considered a great deal two years ago.
Dark Knight, I would take the time to read as many tripod threads here as possible. That will give you an idea what many of us have gone through, what products to avoid, what products are loved by many, etc. I would do searches for hmmmm Manfrotto, Gitzo, RRS, Feisol, Benro, Vanguard and then follow the other names that crop up in those threads.
There is a wealth of knowledge on this site but when choosing a first tripod, the sound advice isn't easy to follow because you can't believe you could ever spend X amount on a tripod.
I wish you well on your journey if you decide to buy one. I also hope you can avoid taking the scenic tripod journey I did, though I did have some fun along the way.
Kim (the male variety) Canon 1DX2 | 1D IV | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS | 100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
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