I work for a company that produces oil painting reproductions and am quite new to the discipline. The Art Director here is very cheap and it shows through the equipment I'm using here (think 10+ old equipment that was still 50$ back then). As I got deeper into my research into high quality oil painting photos, the gear I use is not doing it. I can deal with all of the cheap equipment I use except this shaky tripod. I can't breathe around it without a blurry photo.
I'm looking for a sturdy tripod to use. As sturdy as possible. I've been looking at the Manfrotto MK290XTA3 as I think this is the most expensive my director will go and I have experience using Manfrotto products.
Any advice is much appreciated. This tripod is vital to improving our product!