I've begun the process of looking for a better tripod. I'm looking for something lightweight and sturdy. I primarily use a 7D and Canon 100-400 lens. I would like to get a carbon fiber tripod, but the big names are so expensive. Being an amateur, I can't really justify a Manfrotto or Gitzo CF tripod at this time. There are a few brands I came across tonight and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions: Feisol, Sirui, Induro, and Slik (my current tripod is a heavy, aluminum Slik).
Specifically, these are three tripods that stood out to me:
I know that last one is aluminum, but it's so light that I would consider purchasing it. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you for the help!