Hey guys/gals how are you? I'd like a little help choosing a good tripod, ball head for my tripod, and a case for my camera. I have a Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm lens. Photography is a hobby for me, so I don't need anything too serious, being casual. Cost is probably the biggest concern for me, which is why I'm trying to do a lot of research. While money is an issue, I still want to invest in a quality product, and try to prepare for new products I may acquire. Here's what I have so far: Tripod(I want it to have a long life and do it's job properly, at a decent price) [ame=http://www.amazon.com/615-315-Professional-Photo-Tripod-Panhead/dp/B0002EXF38/]Amazon.com: SLIK 615-315 Professional Photo/video Tripod with Panhead: Camera & Photo[/ame] Ball Head(This one is more expensive because of it's design) [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-322RC2-Horizontal-Action-Connect/dp/B000184N22]Amazon.com: Manfrotto 322RC2 Horizontal Grip Action Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect Plate (3157N): Camera & Photo[/ame] Case(This is actually more of a backpack) [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Fastpack-250-Black/dp/B000YIYQ30]Amazon.com: Lowepro Fastpack 250 (Black): Camera & Photo[/ame] After talking to some people, I decided that a backpack would probably make more sense for me. When I'm doing photography it usually involves a lot of walking and I think it'd be better to have my hands free. I could get a cheaper backpack, but this one has a slot for a laptop, when I get one. Also, all I have right now is my D40 so if there's anything I could be missing or might want, please let me know. All comments are welcome, and all help is appreciated. Thank you!