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eheathBest tripod in that range would be a satchler ace
If you can bump your budget up, there are lots of options from 1000-1500. I bought a $400 manfrotto kit and the legs broke within the first year, the head was shit after two. I spent $1200 on my current setup (satchler fsb4 head, miller solo legs) and its been 4 years now and everything is perfect still and I use my tripod at work every week.