Been searching this forum a while and seeing what is in use but ending up with more questions than answers.
This year I plan on renting some bigger tele lenses. Up to the 600 and 800mm (though 600 appears to be the heavier at 12 pounds + Body etc). I was thinking a tripod and head rated up to 39 pounds like the Gitzo GT3531 should well be fine though it states a 400mm maximum .
I am not looking to spend more than necessary and at this stage I care less about weight than price - lower is better. I am 6'2" so reasonably tall tripods preferred.
Could you offer some suggestions of decent tripods/heads that are up to the task.