Hey all, I do quite a bit of overhead photography. I need tripod set up advice. Primarily, I’m trying to figure out where to put my money to have a decent set up that is easy to use (emphasis on easy) and not too expensive (under $300. Under that even better). For now, I’ve cobbled together a system from things that I already have that works OK, but has inconveniences. I took my Benro MC-63n6 Monopod with a Really Right Stuff head and clamped it to my tripod with a Manfrotto Super Clamp. Tripod is a Bogen 3205 with a Bogen 3047 head. This is OK. Could be more stable. Takes time to get it level because the monopod and quick release plate are not easy to align. My biggest problem is that the Really Right Stuff quick release angle plate that I have was for a Canon 40D. It fits my 7D OK but on my 5D MKIII, it isn’t great. It can screw on, but it’s angled and slightly gauging the camera body. Also, difficult to put any cables at the side of the body. Here are my considerations / options - EG. Where do I put my money? Is this set up worth putting more money into it or starting fresh? I could order a Really Right Stuff plate for the Canon 5D MKIII - but it will have to come from America (I live in France now) so with shipping it’s going to cost probably at least $70. The plate for the Canon 5D doesn’t have the angle, so it won’t be such a hassle either. I could buy a different head for the monopod. Again, cost somewhere between $35 - $200 depending on head. I could buy an actual tripod arm with head - again, cost over $100 I could buy one of these new tripods with the easy to use lateral arm like K&F Concept or Benro Go Plus. Thanks for your input.