« on: October 09, 2012, 01:22:24 PM »
+1The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a superlative tripod, especially for low-angle / macro work on the ground, and it's pretty inexpensive. It's not as light as the carbon fiber tripods, but it's not all that heavy.
Put a Really Right Stuff BH-40 on that, and you're good to go.
If weight is an object and money isn't, RSS is making some great carbon fiber tripods.
+1 055XPROB Very good for Macro work. it is solid and hefty. If you are weight sensitive, the Carbon fibre version is available for $$$ more. The best part is you can shoot grass while being at eye level with this.
I can back that up have one for myself. Sturdy tripod and excellent for macro. And for your low angle shots, you can reverse the main tube and get your Camera down touching the ground if you don't mind using it upside down At first it is distracting but you get used to it fast, a BG or 1D style Camera is easier to handle upside down by adding an "lefthanded" shutter button and controls for upside down!