Today I want to showcase a company I love, Manfrotto!
I have used many tripods and tripod accessories, but Manfrotto is my gear of choice! They are heavy duty, well worth the extra money you pay and they last forever. They are exceptionally well built and used by professionals world wide.
Manfrotto manufactures other brands as well such as Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, Litec and Brilliant Stages, to name a few. They are unmatched in their quality and they make everything from tripods, to trusses, to tripod heads, to bases and more.
This Italian based company, in my opinion, is the standard by which I hold all other companies in light of. If you are searching for a tripod or lighting support, look no further than Manfrotto!