Hi guys... I'm looking for a replacement tripod and I really would appreciate some recommendations. I don't know where to start looking for so I turned here.
I've searched around the web, and I'm really liking the Manfrotto Neotec Pro Photo. I'm really sold by the clip-free/twist-free kind of mechanism, and changing the neck of the tripod from vertical to horizontal shooting position (I think only Manfrotto does this...), which means I can go really low.
However, I also really like those tripod without necks as I can go low really easily by just adjusting the legs.
I shoot mostly landscapes, which means I will be in contact with seawater pretty often. I use a 5DIII with my heaviest lens being 70-200 f/2.8.
All in all, I have a budget of $700. I currently have a Manfrotto ball head which has been serving me well for the past couple of years so I don't think I need that.