I've been looking for a small compact tripod (but extends to a reasonable size, none of this table top nonsense ), something very lightweight but also strong enough for an SLR with a zoom lens given the need. The only tripod I've seen which fits this requirement is the Manfrotto 785B seen here: http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-manfrotto-785b-modo-maxi-tripod.htm However, upon closer inspection its nearly exactly what with its physical attributes but its load capacity is only 1kg! So my question is, does anybody know or use a tripod which weighs under a kilo but yet take a heavy weight? I'll consider price later. Thanks guys.