Buying tripods is really where the "feeling" plays a big role (although I bought mine without ever touching one
Go to a shop and let them mount the object of your desire with some decently heavy gear (plus a flash on top
) - and see wether you trust this thing not to topple over when you use the center column horizontally
(which cannot be done with the 190 but is invaluable for top-down macro shots
You have some valuable gear, so your tripod is better up to the task!
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