I'm thinking of getting a inexpensive, solid and heavy tripod with a spirit level at either the legs, head or preferably both.
As said in the sticky, cheap, solid & heavy = hard to find.
These are my details:
- Budget < $130
- Load of at least 4kg
- Any height of at least 140cm including head.
- Folded length under 70cm
- Pan tilt head preferably, since I'm using a camcorder
- Weight: > 2kg, hopefully > 3kg
Weight isn't a problem, I'm well used to carrying heavy loads and I don't have much accessories to lug.
I looked up the various tripod reviews here, found the Slik U212 interesting, but not sure whether still on sale.
I also did look up the WTB / WTS section, though not sure on how trustable the rating system is.