Same again any experiences with tripods, the one i have the legs start to creep down when i put the 150-500 on it so it ain't that safe for the lens. It's years old and seen better days so time to upgrade but not spend a fortune. The shop i went in Truro this morning had al the Manfrotto ones with different heads and i'd be looking around the £250 mark for one of them and a head but i like the idea of these http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-mefo ... e/p1537662 The idea you can also use it as a monopole aswell as a tripod and it will take 8kgs which is plenty, i emailed MeFoto and they recommend the next one up as it takes 12KG and has a bigger platform to screw the big lens on which they say will make it more stable http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-mefo ... m/p1537724 Any idea's ???