Hello to all. I'm leaving the dpreview forum because for whatever reasons it never seems to work well (slow/timeouts) on my PC/connection. I searched and found this forum, so here I am I'll share a cool story about what I picked up last weekend to start... I found someone sellling a tripod that was very peculiar to me. It was a Benbo 4. It was not like any other unit I've encountered but it was solidly built and had a very nice ball head attached to it. Later I did some research and realized it was a tripod dedicated to/for Macro photography (so I was jazzed since I obviously did not have anything that was so macro specific). I picked up the tripod and ball head for $50 total.... After more conversation he showed me another tripod. This one I knew of, a Bogen 3221 with another ball head attached. I was not interested in the head, just the legs. Since the plastic lock lever was missing, He offered it to me for $10.... I thought about it for 32ms and said.. Sure. So for $60 US I am the happy owner of these 2 units.