I'm holding.... Currently $250, but could be $400 mid July I have.... Nikon D90 18-105mm kit lens Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens Quantaray Titan II Tripod from 2000(ish) -crappy IMO I want to photograph.... My first child (expected Sept 6) Scenic Landscape I know I should upgrade my tripod, but I feel the need to get a new zoom lens as well. I am trying to maximize my budget to position myself in a good starting position for what I want to accomplish. I have done some initial research on tripods, but I am not sure what is the best for me and I am having a hard time thinking that I may have to use a good portion of my budget on that item alone. So if anyone has some helpful advice for me it would be much appreciated. I just need to get out of my own head an listen to some rational thoughts for a minute.