I'm thinking about using the 25% Live rebate plus a 10% ebay coupon to get a tripod. My current kit at it's heaviest is 6 pounds. I know the 2530 gets a lot of votes. I'd like to know if anyone is using the 153x or 154x. They are supposed to be good for up to 17.6 pounds or almost triple my current max load so there would be a lot of room for expansion.