I'm in the market for a new tripod for video. I'm leaning towards the Manfrotto 701 or 501 head (any idea the difference?), because I've used it before and it works well enough.
I've been making due with a low end fluid head (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/146249-REG/Velbon_VMATE_607_F_VMATE607F_Videomate_607_Tripod.html) for the past 6 years but a leg of mine finally snapped last weekend somehow. Plastic is brittle when its cold.
Anyone have some suggestions on a set of legs that are sturdy and light? Ideally I'd like to be able to do short-ish tours with it on my pack and not be too bummed about skiing back down with it (so not too heavy). Looking to stay under $200.