A few days ago I have finally got my self a tripod. It is not one of the expensive hi-end tripods. It is cheap, “plastic”, but, in my opinion, fine tripod. My 400D+18-55mm fits great on it. Price is about 54E in Germany (according to hama.de).
For photo and video
3-way tripod head with quick release plate and spirit level
With crank for continuously variable height adjustment of centre column
With rubber feet
Aluminum legs, dia.26,7mm
Closed length: 66cm
Fully extended length: 166cm
Holds up to 4 kg
Spare quick release plate: Hama item no.4154
All in all, it is great tripod for the money. I’ll put some pictures with 400D attached on it tomorrow.