Here's yet another 'Which one' thread so my apologies! I've realised that my 'just get something that does' tripod purchase has been a false economy. I can't remember that model but I got a reasonable compact, not overly expensive Velbon tripod last year and it really isn't man for the job so I'm thinking about taking advantage of Jessops' 12 month 0% and getting a good tripod and head along with a Slingshot bag and possibly a monopod for good measure. Unfortunately I know the answer to the question is carbon fiber but I may as well ask and get advice as to which one! One of my main uses is when I'm hiking, strapped to the side of my rucksack, so I want something sturdy, light and compact when folded but that offers a good working height. Head wise the 322RC2 looks tempting mainly because it's gadgety and I like gadgets! I do wonder what it's like for straigh panning though. Le Mans is not far away and I want a head that offers smooth panning and I worry that the 322RC2 will be a pain to keep 'flat' whilst panning? So now it's time for you to spend my money, what do you suggest?