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Congratulations, VTexan! Saw your question on tripods in other thread. We use very expensive Millers at work, but I use a $140 Ravelli AVTP at home. Light, but all-metal and built like a tank. Yes, it has a 75mm bowl socket and a bubble level, so you can level it with the adjustment of a single knob below the head. I especially like the dual handles, for better control of pans and tilts. This tripod does everything I need it to do – and it costs a lot less than Manfrotto. You can get an unbranded version of the same tripod and head for $125.
Cheers and good luck!