Many photographers rely on cheap tripods when they are getting started. A premium tripod can make a big difference in the quality of your work. A tripod that is stable and easy maneuverable makes taking tough shots easy. The VANGUARD Abeo Pro 283CGH Tripod is a pretty special tripod. It is very stable and built like a tank. It has something for beginners and more advanced photographers.
The tripod has 3 in 1 all terrain feet, so you can use it inside and outdoors conveniently. It has tension adjustable leg locks and two panoramic axes. The GH-300T pistol grip ball head with Hot Trigger shutter release is pretty awesome too. Not cheap but the 283CGH Tripod is pretty sweet.