u can find benro tripods at penisula plaza...check out price at mass order b4 u go. price range from 120-150.
i got mine the smallest benro for 120. quite happy with it. i use it on d90 + lens + flash. small egh to be carry ard. without being too tired.
I just got myself a vanguard, at $239. It's the latest model and the main tube can be tilted sideways or inverted for macro shots. IMO the sideways and inverted functions alone is worth the price of the tripod. Now I have to test it on it's reliability. I will check on the model when I get back home from work.
Hi bro, thanks for this thread - I'm looking for an affordable and reliable tripod too. Was looking at the Fancier FT6662A. What reviews did you read? I've searched the forum and net and there are not many reviews and have not come across anything damning yet.
well, some have said that it seems to be flimsy, even with a 450d and kit lens mounted. so although it has a load rating of 5kg, i dont think i would trust it with a 70-200 even.. i have decided to buy the benro a350 tripod with ballhead @158, thanks for all the help guys.
not looking at slik 330dx since its max load is only 3kilos.. mounting a 70-200(in the future) on it would not be very fun... 340dx has roughly same specs so i shot straight to 500dx. that one's 2.4kg, max load 5kilos and 67(or 77, forgot)cm when retracted. seems rather solid for the price(~175)
sure, will conclude my tripod hunting with a possible review!