So I have finally decided on the Manfrotto 322RC2 joystick head. My friend let me borrow it and for my needs, I feel it works great. I normally shoot cars, but would like to get into scenery/landscape shots. I need some of your opinions on the tripod itself. I'm not sure which one to go with. My friends was also a Manfrotto (don't know the model #) and I liked it. Besides, the legs, it can adjust upwards, and sideways. Only thing I did not like about it, was when I got down a lower, it was not steady. It would sort of slip and not grip the ground for a steady shot. Given the brief explanation, what would you recommend? Also, is there anything else that I would be needing?