I think I have exhausted the use of my cheap flimsy tripod. If it's fully extended and there is a slight breeze it's almost better to handhold a shot than to use the tripod. I've been looking at the tripods on ebay around that price. Some have a thread on the bottom so you can attach the head for low angle shots. Some you can remove the center for use as a tripod. Basically I need a heavy duty tripod. Weight is not an issue.