Hello, I am in the middle of my quest for the tripod that will make me happy. I have been looking for a while and I can't really figure it out! Here is my story: I am broke. I know you most often get what you pay for, but price should be as low as possible. I want something good and sturdy that will last me forever but if i can find that for little $$$ that would be quite nice. I am tall. By tall I mean 6'5 or 1m96. I know i will have to bend down a bit but the taller the tripod the better. I have a GX-10 and i am broke so my lens collection is and will be limited for a while. I don't think that i will invest in a 500mm before a while so i think that something that can support a total of 12 to 13lb should be enough (camera plus lens shouldn't be more than 8lb but i figured i should go a little over that just to have something extra sturdy). I would like to be able to shoot from a variety of angles. So it would be nice if i could find a tripod that can get down low. Thank you very much to those who know for helping us!