She bought me a really crappy tripod from Best Buy for xmas. I can't even tighten the head enough so that the weight of my lens doesn't cause the camera to tip down. And this after a guy at a proper camera shop showed her a good one that he said will last me for the rest of my life. I love her alot, but I wish she would consult with me about this stuff before she goes and spends money on this sort of stuff which she knows nothing about. She also got me a camera backpack, which is pretty decent. Too bad I have nothing other than my camera to put in it. Looks like I'm buying myself the 18-200 VR for boxing day.