Right now, I have my tripod from my S3IS which is a Manfrotto Modo. My D80 with the battery grip is too heavy for it, and won't stay upright in portrait mode. I know it's not meant for using with DSLR's, so I'm not surprised. I really don't have much cash to spend, I wanted to keep the legs and head to a total of $200, less if possible at all. So no carbon fiber for me. :er: I was looking at these 2 things; Manfrotto 3011BN Tripod Legs ($100ish) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=cart&A=details&Q=&sku=216450&is=REG Manfrotto 486RC2 ($65ish) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...w=BO486RC2&is=REG&Q=&O=productlist&sku=272449 I'd love to hear other suggestions or reviews if you've used either one.