BENRO C-058 (carbon 8 layers)
Velbon Sherpa 803R
Ok guys I need advice.. I will be going on my maiden job trip to W.A. (remote areas). I will predominantly be taking images of people working in mining sites and landscapes. Atm I am using a normal Sony/Nikon tripod which I believe is not sturdy enough so I am looking for a better one.
Apart from knowing the specs of these tripods, I want to know whether anyone have used any of the above? The Giottos and Benro is somewhat of the similar specification (Benro 1 kg less load but weight 600g lighter than Giottos?) and almost similar pricing. The Velbon Sherpa is just a cheaper alternative but heavier at 2.3kg.
What I also want to know is whether a Velbon Sherpa good enough, or does the lighter carbon version a highly recommended option?
Obviously Manfrotto is out of my price range, and at the moment I am leaning towards the Giottos MT8351. I am willing to fork out around $200-$250 on a tripod. Any thoughts? Other recommendation would be appreciated. Cheers guys!