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I just went through a search process looking for something in the 150 - 200 range.
We settled on the Benro Aero 2. It's right at $200.
Pro: Lightweight, smooth, mono-pod option
Cons: the nob that tightens base plate hits the dslr (we have a GH4). Although the video head is a fluid head if you are going to do a lot of panning and tilting (we don't) I would recommend you test it out at B & H or Adorama before you purchase it (or any other tripod). I would also make sure you check the weight of your camera. The max weight is around 5lbs.
Full review here:http://www.nycfilmcoop.org/2015/11/benro-professional-tripod-review-aero-2/
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