Originally posted by rochkoh

Streetphotography - you don't need a tripod.
Landscape - and if you have to trek 2 weeks to get to the top of that mountain, get a CF/ultra portable one.
Studio/interior/architecture - the heavier the better.
Fashion walkways - you're probably better with a monopod.

Agree with this !! Esp the part on landscape.

If u are the kind who likes to hike and walk for photography, and are not very fit with strong shoulders, be very wary of weight of equipment. And I mean tripod and camera backpack. Anything more than 2 kg for a tripod, I think its heavy. I really, I dun recommend heavy manfrottos for trekkers...they are a pig to use.