Hi Peter, seems nobody uses tripods due to lack of comments. I have 3 myself, a flimsy Jessops cheapo, a centon which is a little better and a Manfrotto 190XProB which is great apart from the weight. I have 2 heads for the Manfrotto, a 460MG Three Way and a 484C2 Ball Head. I much preferred the ball head because this makes the tripod a little lighter to carry but at over 2kg in weight I use it only when I am not walking too far. I also purchased a Joby Gorillapod SLR, its ok but since adding a battery pack to my Pentax K100d it has become totaly unstable. If you are looking for a good light tripod I would recomend a Manfrotto 7322CY Carbon Fibre Tripod these I have seen going for around £130 seems good value.