I shoot with a DSLR and everything from 18mm to 210, mostly landscapes. I habe a gitizo reporter & gitizo ball head which I love. However after 20+ years the legs are very sticky, I have tried to clean lube and repair them but after a month they are back to needing attention. Plus it's pretty heavy to carry on long hikes. So I am looking to replace it with hopefully something lighter, but I do not think I can afford a carbon fiber tripod. I am looking to spend around $150. I like ball & socket heads preferably with out the quick release plate. Any one have a recommendation based on personal experience.