After much deliberation i have finally placed a order for a new tripod and ball head. In the past I have not had much joy with tripods. My aim was alway a small tripod that would fit in my bag but could provide good support for a camera (at a cheap price). It took me 2 tripod purchase to realise that its not possible (Ok im not the quickest person, but i was sure it was possible.. How i was wrong).
So 3rd time lucky! I have purchased a Gittos MTL8361B and a Giottos MH1302 652 Series II. Now i know I still have not spent a great deal (in relation to the cost that you can spend on this kit) but I feel its about right in relation to the D90. Only time will tell.
The kit should all arrive on Saturday so I am hoping for some good weather over the weekend so i can get some good night shots.
I purchased all the kit from http://www.warehouseexpress.com I not used them before but there prices seem very good with good information.