Well, I got a Benbo Trekker tripod off ebay (with a stroboframe ballhead). So far I find it much harder and more time consuming to use than my 19.98 Walmart tripod. I have not been able to locate any Benbo user manual online (if such exists). Any tips for speeding up the process? One big thing is how cumbersome it is to attach to the camera. I finally figured out to loosen the ballhead and grab the stem of the head and rotate to screw it into the camera base. I am used to the small separate piece that has a quick connect attachment to my cheap tripod. I just leave that part screwed into my camera so attaching/detaching from the tripod is a 10 second deal with the cheap tripod. I also have problems with the independent legs going every which way (except where I want them). I see that you can get quick detach brackets for the camera and tripod but they seem expensive and somewhat big and heavy compared to my Sony. Any tips or links to lessons or a user manual would be appreciated.