I currently use a Feisol CF Tripod (3342), but thinking I may need something a bit more sturdy now. I like this tripod because it is really light. But, I keep reading where folks are using $500 or more tripods for their wildlife setup. Are these tripods really that much better? What is it about these tripods that make them so costly? Bird and wildlife shooters I need your help here with this decision.
Can you recommend me a better tripod to use with the following equipment: 1D4, 500 f4 (+ extender), JoBu Pro2 Gimbal, flash bracket, 580 II and flash extender.