First off, I'm looking to buy a decent tripod as well as a satchel/backpack/whatever to hold my photo gear while hiking. . .I'll hopefully be doing quite a bit of hiking for work in the next few months, and I'd like to be able to carry my D40x w/ 18-55 kit lens, 70-300mm, one flash, a tripod, and a notebook/pens. Ideally I want quick and easy access to my camera without having to take off the bag/backpack, and I'm willing to sacrifice some storage capacity for that (I'd love to have the option of carrying my MBP and/or Nikkormat 35mm film camera, but I know that a single bag can't be good for all situations ) As for the tripod, I'm open to suggestions. I looked at a Bogen/Manfrotto setup the other day, 190XB legs with an 808RC4 head, and I liked it, any opinions on that combo? I do a fair amount of long-exposure shots so sturdy is a must, and I don't mind if the tripod has a little weight to it. I can always leave it in the car if I don't think I'll need it that day. I haven't mentioned my budget yet, because this is where things kind of get interesting. . .I have a $150 B&H gift card and a $150 gift card to a local photography store (their prices are a little higher, but to make things easy just assume they're the same as B&H), which I'd be willing to supplement with up to ~$200 cash. Obviously the cheaper the better, but at the same time I'd rather pay more now and not have to look for a replacement in a year. Now, any recommendations?!