Hi, I have another thread on my upcoming purchase of a tripod and head combo. I originally picked the Monfrotto 055XProB and the 488RC2 head. However, people have suggested that I make the investment now and step up to a more sturdy carbon fiber version. Additionally, people have suggested also looking at Giottos. I would like feedback on these options. If I can invest a little more money and wind up with a much better solution, I would do it. I have a lot invested in lenses, so the tripod choice is crucial for me. My original research led me to believe that the 055XProB would be fine and some still say it is. I just want to be sure I am getting the right tripod. If CF is a better solution at a resonable price, I am willing to do it. If Giottos is a better solution, I would like to figure out which model and head I would need. I just do not know enough about them to make that decision yet. I am researching them and would appreciate any feedback.