Just recently bought a 5D Mark III and wanted to upgrade to something new that was more sturdy and stronger. I currently use a Vista Explorer 60-Inch tripod, but needless to say it's a $20 tripod that feels cheap to say the least, and I don't think it's smart to be using it with a couple thousand dollars worth of equipment.
With that said, my budget isn't huge right now so I've been trying to find something that isn't overly priced for me, yet still is strong and good. I know Manfrotto have a good reputation and was looking at the MK293A3.
Does anyone have this tripod or know anything about it? It fits the price range, can fit just under 9lbs (8.8) and when fully extended is 62".
Here's the link if anyone needs it: http://www.amazon.com …od-Release/dp/B004MKNJ98/