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Yeah Manfrotto/Bogen is a really good choice. The best thing to do is buy a tripod kit (tripod w/bubble lvl, and fluid head.) The HDV 501 series kits usually run around $500 at B&H. Mind you you will need to buy a spreader, shoes and a bag if it’s not part of the kit (you need a bag, get one.) Also, if you want a remote arm they come with LANC and Fujinon versions that will run in the $200-$300 range. The also have a few tripod specific wheeled dolly setups that run $400+. They are solid tripods and I have used them in harsh and ideal conditions without a hitch for years.