I am on the hunt for a good all round tripod. I am very new to this game, so much so i was surprised to learn that the tripod didn't automatically come with the bit the camera secures to...
I done a bit of research and I like the look of the manfrotto 190mf4. its a bit pricey for me, but think its a good investment. I haven't seen one in the flesh but from the specs and text it sounds like it is fairly compact when collapsed ie very portable (could carry it on my bike with camera)...
as for the head, this is the big grey area for me. again I haven't seen one in the flesh well, that is if my colleagues one is a different model. I like the compact knobs and believe this is the right head for me.
I don't have a particular area in which I specialise in. i have taken still lifes, landscapes and motorsports photos in the past so both the head and legs have to be versatile.
so, does anyone use any of the above and if so, could they comment on it please.