mafoo wrote in post #15581467
Well, for me, if I am going to spend between $400-$1000 on a pair of legs, I want them to do whatever I plan to shoot over the next 20 years.
However right now, long exposure landscaps.
I used a Bogen 3221 (Manfrotto) for many years with great satisfaction with a medium format kit. Then I took it on a trip to Hawaii, with same medium format gear, and set it up on a gusting, windy day. I then noticed the fact that the wind would use my long FL lens as a sail, and the tripod would torque about the center column (which I normally did not elevate!). THAT is when lower torsional rigidity will manifest itself. The smaller diameter leg sections of the 4-section leg will be inherently less rigid, thereby contributing to lower torsional rigidity.
Many folks would be like me (before Hawaii trip)...oblivious to the torsional rigidity characteristics of their tripod, and happier than a pig in sh*t