So my tripod has started to slip in the head, and I'm heading to new zealand in a week, so I figure now's a good time to invest. Looking at getting a Manfrotto 190Xprob - this has the reversible centre column, independant legs, and the column that can switch from vertical to horizontal. Nothing more that I'd need.
With that, I'm tossing up between the 804-RC2 head or the 460MG - the latter is far more compact and seems to be a bit more maneouvrable, but it only holds 3kg compared to 4kg.
So any thoughts on those models? Or any other kit recommendations?
I'm using an EOS 30D, and I have a Sigma 70-200 2.8 lens (don't know how often I'll use it on the tripod, but it's worth keeping in mind - I think that kit comes to about 2kg in total according to the Manfrotto site, but I thought it was more)