Well after after researching for the right CF tripod, I just bought the Fiesol 3441S (blue because: why not). I was looking for a decent tripod for global travel (light and compact) that would hold my gear relatively steady. This baby should also do nicely for hiking when I do not want to drag around my Bogen 3401. I hope I made the right choice.
Now my question: Will a Bogen 488 BH fit and allow the legs to fold up (reverse leg position) for compact storage? I bought the short center column too. If not the 488, what about my 486? I should have the 3441S in a few days to know for sure but I thought someone with this combo could comment.
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