I've been saving up for either a Canon 100-400l or the sigma 50-500 and it suddenly hit me - to use either one of those lenses right, I'd need a tripod or a monopod - and I have just been handholding up till now! Now, I seem to be in love with the grip action ball heads that manfrotto puts out, was playing quite a bit with a 322RC2 in the local lens and shutter store, though sadly they didn't have a 222 in stock to compare it with. Also, they both seem to be able to handle the weight of both my Canon 30D and either lens. Any suggestions as to which one is best, or suggestions of other heads to go with? My biggest problem, now, is the tripod base. To put it bluntly, I have no clue whatsoever which one I should go for. For me, portability comes first - I'll be carrying it around alot. Next comes stability, after all if i spend that much on a head, I'd better have a tripod that can best compliment it. And last - and definatly not least :mrgreen: - price. After all, I'm not exactly made of money... not even in part . So, does anyone have any suggestions for a best 'bang-for-your-buck' tripod?