OK-- I need a new tripod and I'm in the under $200 price range. I'm flipping between three at the moment but each has a down side and dangit... I've been looking so long I'm cross-eyed so someone please help. 1) Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit 2) Manfrotto MK190GOA4B-BHUS 190 GO! 4 Section Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head 3) MeFOTO A1350Q1T Aluminium Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit ok so the first 2 have a center column that does a 180, the last does not. The first 2 are heavy the last is light. They all have similar load capacity. The MeFoto and the Vanguard require tools for the QR plate, the Manfrotto does not (I think). The Manfrotto is about $80-100 more than I want to spend.... but its nice. SO-- Does the 180 feature really come in handy or is that more for macro work? Is there any other benefit to that? Are there any other brands/models that you would recommend? I mostly use it while hiking and for landscapes and long exposures. I feel like there has to be a perfect trifecta of weight, stability and price somewhere.