I just noticed that Adorama has posted an extremely nice Gitzo Compact Reporter Performance tripod on eBay with a BIN price of $119, free shipping. Gitzo G226 226 Reporter Compact Performance Tripod with Rapid Column These are fantastic tripods and well-suited for M43. I used to have this exact model. I replaced it with a carbon Benro Travel Flat at close to $400. The Benro is easy to haul but has absolutely no stability advantage over the Gitzo. Here are specs from a Gitzo catalog that I have: Load Capacity 13.3 lbs.(6kg) Maximum Extension 58.5" (149cm) Minimum Usable Height* 10.8" (27cm) Leg Sections 4 Center Column Section 2 Folded Length 17.3˝ (44cm) Weight 4.3 lbs. (2.2kg) * Minimum capacity height is with camera on top of tripod. By reversing center column, the tripod can be used even lower. Obviously I have no economic interest in this. It's just a nice item and I'd like to see it go to a good M43 home.