Hi guys, I am about to get a tripod. Probably tomorrow. My initial plan is to get a 190ProB with the 486RC2. However, on seeing the height of the 190ProB, I think that the 055B model should be a better buy for its height, however, it is certain to be heavier. I am considering between the ballhead 486RC2 and a Giottos Mh-1000 Model 200 which Steven from CP recommend me to buy.
My setup is a D70 with 70-200 VR Lens, a SB-800, and possibly a TC2.0 in the future. I am concern if the camera will creep down for this setup, and for macro shots, upon tightening the screws, will the frame shift?
The tripod leg and ballhead will cost 350 in total. I am looking for a 1-time purchase for the tripod which can last for a long period of time.
Is there any other suitable stuff to recommend as well?