Hi, I saw at my local store a package which included a Manfrotto 718b tripod and a Kata 3N1-20 backpack. Immediately i thought that this set would be perfect for travel use. I went to the store and fitted my camera (Canon 450D + to the tripod and discovered the tripod to be easily sturdy enough to hold my camera, so that it can't fall over or anything like that. But it wasn't so sturdy that the camera wouldn't shake when i pressed the release button. Of course, this problem can be solved with a remote release or the trusty old 2 sec timer (which i tried succesfully). But always people say that you should get just about the sturdiest tripod money can buy. Now why's that? I'm not sure that for travel use i'd much more appreciate carrying a sturdy tripod (which weighs double times more than that 718b) than having the trouble of using a remote release (with a light tripod) every time i take a long exposure picture. Am i missing something here? I've never owned a tripod so please tell me what would you do? My camera + lens weighs about 1kg / 2,2lb or less (depending on the lens i use) Thanks!