I am new here and still soaking up all the useful information that I can. I have a D40 camera and plan on getting a 55-200 vs Nikon lens for it as well. As far as a tripod that is in the $100.00 range (I'm sure I will go up higher later if this hobby continues) any recommendations would be helpful. I saw a Bogen/Manfrotto 718B that seemed good, but am totally new to this and would like your opinions.
Thanks in advance,