Today I use a $30 tripod from Walmart. It works well, but then I've never used anything else so really have no frame of reference. Recently, I attached the 70-200 f/2.8IS L, and it looked awfully fragile. Basically, I always had left hand on lens or hovering under lens to catch if something snaps. I've looked at tripods + pricing on Amazon and on B&H - OUCH!! Besides the ability to hold heavier objects, is there anything different (better?) about the Bogen/Manfrotto models? I'm not too concerned about weight of tripod so do not need to go for one of those ultra expensive composite models. $100-$300 for an accessory to me seem awfully expensive, but compared to the 70-200 snapping off and getting smashed, it's cheap Any recommendations is also greating appreciated. Thanks.