I used to have a cheap tripod until a wise photographer friend of mine turned me to Manfroto. I struggled with the cheap tripod and thought everything was fine, but all that changed when I placed my camera on a quality tripod with a ball head.
What a difference! I haven’t looked back since. Never used the cheap tripod since.
I came across a very good article that brought back these memories of moving up to Manfroto.
It’s been happy shooting ever since!