Ok, I know a lot of people have asked about tripods lately, so I'm sorry that I am too. My second quantaray QSX6601 has just gone kaput, and I'm tired of exchanging these every weekend after the same exact part breaks. This time, I'm going to take initiative and just pay some extra cash and get a better model. I'm willing to spend no more than $50, which means I can get any tripod under the price of $80. This seems reasonable. Because I bought the broken tripod at Ritz, I'll have to go back, which means that this is my selection. Anything compact yet stable would be great. Also, a head that wouldn't have much tendency to break would be rather appealing. Thanks, wmmk EDIT: This will have to hold a Pentax K100D with a 28-200mm f/4-5.6 and occasionally a vivitar 285HV when being used on camera I'm 5'11" and growing, and being able to shoot at eye level would be a major plus!