Well, I think I've finally graduated from my $10 Davis and Sanford tripod and want to find something a little more robust. I want something that has a ball head and a quick release that can support my camera and a bunch more if I choose to upgrade that someday.
I have a Canon Rebel XTi and my heaviest lens is the EF-S 17-85mm IS USM.
I was thinking of getting the Manfrotto 190xb legs ($139) and the 494RC2 ball head with quick release ($70). I want a setup that allows for an interchangeable head in case I want to upgrade that, too.
Is that a pretty good setup for me? Could I do better for that price?