Hello all, I'm looking to buy a tripod and flash for my Nikon D40. I am on a tight budget. I know that any tripod will do, as they all have the same screw sizes (I think?) but I want something that will expand to at least 1.5m and not weight much. I found this one on Amazon, and the reviews seem to suggest that it would be fine for a beginner doing long exposures: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Star-T...ef=pd_sbs_ce_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1203763134&sr=8-10 As for flash, I'm mainly going to be using it for action sports shots so it needs to be pretty powerful, and as a fill-in/bounce flash for occasions. I have been reccomended the Vivitar 285HV as well as others, but I discovered some of these output very high voltages that would fry modern DSLRs, so I'm a little worried about buying before seeking help. I would also like to be able to trigger the flash remotely, do you need a special extra mechanism for this? If you guys could point me in the right direction for either of these that would be awesome.