This Manfrotto is a great tripod, it's strong, it's lightweight, it's well made, AND it comes with a ball head.
I know these things because it's a Manfrotto 7322YB M-Y with Carbon Basalt Tripod Legs and a Ball Head, and just so happens to be the same tripod I use and love.
I bring it up not to brag, but because it's on sale for almost half off. The sale runs through this Friday (3/30) and the price is just $129 with free shipping at Adorama.
All you need to do is enter the coupon code "S1299330" during checkout and the price will miraculously drop from $229 to $129.
So you have until Friday to become a proud owner of a great Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod at an outstanding price.
In the past several folks have said they had a difficult time finding out where to enter coupon codes so here's a screen shot. When you "Proceed to Checkout" you will find the spot to enter your coupon code right under "Payment Information".
Hope that helps.
Another sale item you might be interested in is a 16GB Lexar compact flash card. It's the 200x Platinum II High Speed Series, are only $29.95, and they too come with free shipping.
Something else I use (and love), is the Hakuba digital media storage wallet that holds 4 compact flash cards. I LOVE these wallets and you can read my review (and everything I put them through during testing) right here.
Once you've read it you'll understand why I have been using these media wallets for years and have no plans on using anything else.
Sadly they are not on sale, but they are only $8.50 and worth every single penny.