Hi just to give you a well-known quote
What is cheap and good won't be light
What is light and cheap won't be good
What is good and light won't be cheap
Anyway what is the lens anyway...cos the lens also add on weight....with a budget of $160 i would reccomend you to look at CS B&S...cos it is a really tight budget for a tripod+tripod head
second that... !
alternatively, you may wish to consider Benro. I've got 2 tripods from them so far. First one served me well, without any problems. Bought the second one for a bigger yet lighter (carbon fiber) setup. I find their prices quite competitive. Online reviews are mixed. Some people have found serious problems. Maybe I don't push my tripods to the limit... hehehe
My setup is a fair bit heavier than 550D + kit lens, yet my first setup stood up just fine!
well you are the one that brought up swimsuits and beaches and monopods and 300mm lenses, that has totally nothing to do with what the TS is asking. And that came up from nowhere. And I don't see that comment I made as being rude. Do you? It is just a figure of speech.
When we say "are you crazy?" do we really think that person is mentally ill? When we say "break a leg" do we really wish that person will fall down and hurt their leg? Figure of speech my friend.