I have put a lot of thought into this. I have a list of things that are on my wish list but needed to break that down to needs and wants. One of the pieces of equipment that has gotten me by so far is a broken cheap tripod that I have had over 25 years. The level doesn’t work, there is no way to completely secure the camera to the tripod and it is very shaky. I need to set a 10 second timer for each shot I take to reduce as much vibration as I can for better focus.
I just spent about an hour checking out different tripods on amazon. I have decided that my next purchase for latenyte is this tripod:
Camera Tripod, KetDirect Aluminium Compact Portable Lightweight Professional Camera Tripods For Cameras monopod With 360 Degree Ball Head and Carry Case For Canon Nikon Sony Olympus DSLR Cameras $44.99
Having a reliable tripod with help a ton for better shots, more shots and the more technical shots I have been wanting to take. Everyone is going to have slightly different requirements for the equipment they use. This tripod does come with a lifetime warranty for parts & replacement without any questions. The only true test to see how dependable this tripod will be though will require some test driving with the equipment.