I'm a 50D user, and I'm looking to get a new tripod. I'm getting sick looking back at the number of cheap tripods which are too flimsy to hold my kit. Thus, I'm currently looking at the Slik 714CF II with a Manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead. Any comments on this combination? The heaviest combination I will have in years will only be my EOS 50D + Battery Grip, 580EX II and possibly a lens in the weight range of the 100-400L.
comments and suggestions on other tripods / heads are welcomed. Please give me your advice!
Canon EOS 50D User
EF-S17-85mm IS USM|70-200 f4L
IS USM|100mm f2.8L
Macro hIS USM|EF 50mm f1.8|Speedlight 580EX II|13inch Macbook Pro