I started off with a cheap $27 dollar tripod from Walmart. The head started getting wobbly and when I tugged on it... it popped right out. Was secured by glue! My second and current tripod is one I got from a camera shop for about $72 bucks. It wasn't really designed for an SLR camera, but it gets the job done and is extremely light. I'm curious what type of tripods you guys use and if you have any suggestions for a new one. I'm looking for something sturdy, ball or normal type head is OK (or if one has a screw on thing for exchangeable heads, thats even better). I'd like one with a /good/ level, as thats pretty important for panoramas. I've found some nice tripods at the camera store but once I got to the counter found out it was $270 or so! That's pricey for some legs and a mount in my opinion. Is it possible to find a quality tripod for a good price? Or did you foot the bill to get a quality tripod?