I’ll play. My favorite is my Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB – http://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-Alta-Pro-263AB-100/dp/B003WKOENO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1413999179&sr=8-3&keywords=vanguard+alta+pro+tripod
It is a beast, but man do I love this thing! It comes with a really nice ball-head already attached, so that is one less thing to have to find. Mine also has a really well made Vanguard case that came with it, but I bought mine at the local camera shop so I don’t know if that comes with all of them on Amazon.