I'm more and more spending time low to the ground and at weird places, doing wide angle and telephoto landscape shooting. Nothing particularly heavy, literally sometimes my wee little EOS-M and sometimes an APS-C with ultrawide lenses or even mild-telephotos (nothing super heavy though, at worst, a 200 F2.8 prime, but usually I'm on the wider side of 11mm to 35mm).
I've been thinking about getting a simple little tripod with an articulating lateral arm. I've also thought about maybe just looking into an arm that attaches to the top of a current tripod I have (nothing special, mind).
I don't want something cheap, light, unsturdy, etc. I'm ok with heavy metal stuff. I don't want to buy carbon fiber cost level stuff though.
Would love to have a tripod that drops low to the ground and has an articulating lateral arm, like the Benro 2970F (can't seem to find the twist lock version at all), to hold lighter cameras and relatively normal lenses (nothing massive/heavy). Sure wish I could find the twist-lock version. Can't find it on ebay or anything.
And it needs to be able to take salt water hopefully. Tall order, I know.
Looking for suggestions for quality tripods, or possibly alternatives to this idea for getting low and having more control on angle? I have an ultrapod two and a stroboframe vertiflip for my smaller camera setups. But that's not going to take a wave at the beach.