Somehwere before the summer really starts I would like to get myself a tripod which actually doesn't move in the wind like my current 40 Velbon tripod does. I will use it for different stuff like night photography (on my todo list for this summer) and other long shutterspeed pictures but I would like to try some macro in the future aswell. By searching this forum I saw some Manfrotto and Giottos mentioned and here's some options I came up with. Ball heads http://www.touchdown-photo.nl/shop/...d=246&osCsid=46a54b4ce7f5be2ecf8ac51c5e607ec8 http://www.touchdown-photo.nl/shop/...d=245&osCsid=46a54b4ce7f5be2ecf8ac51c5e607ec8 I saw someone mention not to get a quick release-type of ball head. Why? Tripod http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product_details.php?id_product=36672 Just looked at the list on Giotto's site and figured this was the right tripod, but what's the difference in price between an aluminium and carbon tripod and what's the difference further besides weight (300 gram is not much if I compare both types)? Could somebody guide me through a proces of buying a tripod and a ball head strong enough to support at least my 400D + 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM? Basically I wouldn't mind spending a little more than those options together (about 129 + 68 = 197) as long as I'm sure I'll buy a good tripod and ball head which will not shake too easy. THNX in advance!