I am currently using a Velbon carbon tripod called G5300 in Japan (you'd have to google it or check it out at this page
). I think it has a shorter brother called G5400 which has shorter legs.
It is pretty light but quite sturdy, and the 5300 goes up pretty much to eye level. A cam with allround lens should do fine in reasonable weather, but do not underestimate the sheer weight of something like that 80-200 (2.8 I assume). I got one recently and it takes a lot of tripod to support that well, although it may be the head which is a bit weak.
Pretty sure there is an equivalent outside Japan, check it out. Of course saving up a bit more and going for a good Gitzo or something might be best, lest you end up like Thom Hogan says in his Tripod 101 article (www.bythom.com
). I would suggest looking around well before really dropping the dough :-)
Good luck on your quest, I fear to look at the other replies and perhaps find out I chose wrongly...