The Manfrotto 501HDV fluid head by itself will set you back around $180, add a decent pair of legs to that and you’re looking at a price of at least $350. I have two 501 heads as well as a 503 head and they’ve all served me well. If you’re in need of a decent fluid head tripod setup and don’t have $350 to spend you might want to check out this auction ending in about 9 hours.

At the time of this post (7:30 mountain time), the auction price is sitting at $132.50 for the Manfrotto 501HDV fluid head tripod combo. Bidding ends in the mid afternoon and if the price stays low this could save someone a hundred dollars or more on a nice video tripod setup.  If you’re interested here’s the link.