Hi everybody! I need to buy a tripod tomorrow (urgent). I read the thread about tripods (the poll), and it looks like manfrotto is way up there in terms of popularity. My budget is about $200 - $250 so I think I'll get one of those. I want the ball head instead of the pan head...and maybe a spirit level. It should be able to hold the F100 with 28-200mm lens. Where should I go for the best deal? Ta!