|Benro C-1691 Carbon-fiber tripod and B-0 Ball head|
Another thing that I changed is tripods. My old carbon fiber tripod was the Slik 614. It is light weight and small, too small. I wanted something a little sturdier and could handle the D3s without me worrying if it would top over. I researched the current carbon fiber tripods available and found this Benro C-1691. It is called the "Travel Angel". I found the lowest priced one on eBay, of all places, from Hong Kong and ordered it. The tripod came DHL express in 3 days. It is perfect. The legs fold up over the ball head making making it easy to put in a suit case. I am going to try it downtown if the weather would just warm up a little bit.