Another tripod topic here...sorry!
My holiday's coming up, and I am looking into a new tripod.
I currently use a Vanguard alta pro 263 at with gh 100 pistol grip ball head, which were recommended by a shop assistant when I started learning photography.
Although I love my Vanguard tripod, this thing is so heavy and tall to carry around, especially if air flights and/or hiking are involved.
My next step would be a carbon fiber tripod. I'd like a compact and lightweight tripod...my current one is around 60cm folded with the head, so anything around 45cm would be nice. Price range is undecided, but Gitzo is out of my price range. I am ok with the price range of Benro or Manfrotto carbon series thanks heaps!