Adorama is having a sale. I am in the market for a new tripod.
As you may know I hate having too much gear, so I would like to have only one tp—if that is possible.
Naturally, I want it all: A tp that is light enough to travel, yet sturdy enough to hold a large, heavy telephoto lens. (That is the one I do not own yet, but plan to purchase for that photo safari or the trip to Alaska I have been planning most of my life.)
Any recommendations: Manfrotto? Gitzo?
Carbon fiber? Aluminum?
What sort of head?
I do a lot of landscape/animal photography, macros as well as food and occasional portraits.
Best bang for the buck?
Thanks in advance for your help.