can kindly advice the recent tripod given for purchase of D90, a good enough for usage? I have been seeing those tripods selling in camera shops looks very sleek/firm. The one given by Nikon package looks bone shaky
what determines a good tripod? there are so many ranges and brands, and comes in different sizes too.
also, any additional items are needed if getting the tripod? as i saw a 'stem'(not sure the specific term) looking item which is used to attach onto the camera base and then to the tripod, is that a must for a start or the camera can be fixed directly without the use of the 'stem'?