Got a good deal of these guys for a new Tripod and Monopod. Quality is excellent, much better than the cheap aluminium one I used to have. Can hold my Canon 40d with ease even with heavy lenses. Discussion over in AVForums on this if you want more info:http://www.avforums.com/forums/digital-photography-general-chat/968202-tripods-redsnapper-manfrotto.html
Special price if you buy the 283 Tripod and the RSH-528 3-way panning head together.
283 Tripod. This is a 3 section professional aluminium tripod that is both robust and lightweight - Ideal for travelling and hiking as it folds to a very compact size.
The center pole is reversable allowing your camera to be positioned close to the ground OR you can change to the optional short center column that is included to get you 'low down'. It also has a sprung loaded hook to hang a weight from to give more stability to the tripod.
The tripod comes with a quality padded case that has an extremely comfortable carry strap
Redsnapper tripods set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. The aluminium range has been completely revised with new features and materials in order to offer lighter, faster and more stable supports.
The Anti Leg Rotation system is now available on all aluminium models. Thanks to this and the 'twist and grip' locks these tripods are now incredibly quick to operate and the height can be easily and precisely adjusted. One grip and turn locks or unlocks each section.
The rubber foot has the advantage of converting to a metal spike for secure footing by simply screwing it up its fixing.
RSH-528 3-way panning head. A quality 3-way panning head with rubber grip handles for ease and comfort in use. The 80mm QR plate clips centrally but can be slid forwards or backwards and locked for close up work. A central spirit level allows you to level your tripod