Found this steal of a deal aluminum tripod with a bowl base fluid head over on Amazon. It came highly recommended over on cheesycam.com and really has been a nice addition to my equipment lineup. For the price, you really can't beat this. One of the first off-branded tripods that I've used that actually gives Manfrotto a run for their money. The quick release works well but isn't as simple as Manfrotto but the extendable arm and pricetag make up for it. Out of the box it'll need a little bit of breaking in but all-in-all the WF-717AH is an A+ in my book.