I am looking for a travel tripod that will support a Technika. This is for airplane travel, so compact is critical, but I do not care as much about weight, i.e., I do not want to spend an extra $250 just to shave off a pound or so. I am also interested in a head, so the combo will put the camera at least 48" off the ground with no center column. A four section folder would be the best bet. Sturdy is good, and cheap is good - this is for occasional use. Mostly I travel by car and haul my big tripod. For hiking I have a Leitz tiltall that works fine. This is just to make a kit I can pack on the plane and carry around at the other end with the least trouble. I will add in the Technika, a readyload holder, and some sheets of film, and a meter to make a compact kit.