I currently have a Manfrotto 190xprob with a markins Q3T head.
Looking for something much lighter for legs.
Stats on the 190xprob:
1440 center column
I want to beat all these. I want a tripod that weighs much less, that doesnt need a centre column to get to my eye level and one that is stronger also. My eye level is around 1350 (when you add on head/camera etc). Folded size isnt a killer but more compact wouldnt be frowned on.. It will be packed into remote areas, I dont mind if its tricky to carry on planes.
Budget is flexible, I'd rather not spend $800-1000USD on a RRS (TVC-23?) or Gitzo if I can avoid it.
Top of the list at the moment is a Feisol CT-3442, with no centre column. 138cm height, 4 section at 48cm folded, reverse foldable (as I expect all of them to do) solid construction and a total of 1.05kgs. All this for $399 USD
I've looked around at a bunch of alternatives , many are smaller or possibly lighter but I have doubts for all of them so far that they can not only hold the camera off the floor but deal with long exposure night photography in less than ideal situations etc.
One issue I have with the feisol is that the legs dont 'lock' so you cant carry it round by holding one leg. I can solve that with a velcro strap if needed?