Having broken the 30-year-old tripod I had been using, I have finally decided that it's time to think about replacing it. I am going down the path of separate heads and legs, but don't want to break the bank (and we all know how easy that can be when it comes to camera support). I intend to use the tripod for: macro photography, night/long exposure photography (I have a remote), and limited landscape-type photography. I am also considering trying my hand at sports-type photography, portraits, and panoramas (which I have been doing small amounts of now, handheld, with surprisingly satisfactory results). Because of the variety of shooting I do, and my possible interest in moving into the photographing of moving objects (as in sports), I thought I might want to go for a ball head. After doing some looking, I thought that perhaps the Bogen 488rc2 would serve me well. I also understand that it has a separate adjustment for panning, so I can move laterally without losing my frame. And luck of lucks, I can get this for about $105 from Adorama. For legs, I was thinking that I might go with the Bogen 3021Pro. The 3021 line seems to be well-regarded, and the ability to rotate the center column (as well as the low minimum height) sound like they would be very helpful for my macro shooting. I have found this for about $170 on Amazon, but may be able to find it less somewhere else (I haven't really looked). My current camera is an Olympus E-500, and my largest lens is a 40-150mm. I'm strongly considering switching to Canon sometime in the future. If I did that, I would probably move to either an XTi or 40D (depending on how far in the future we're talking). I don't anticipate having any lenses that are much larger unless I really decide I love shooting sports (right now I can get right next to anything I would be shooting sports-wise, so the lens length shouldn't be a problem). Any feedback on the legs or head? Any concerns with those parts and my current/proposed setup? Any suggestions for alternative components? Any place with a lower price? I could go more expensive, but would prefer not to if I don't have to (and would have to wait a bit longer to buy). Thanks!