I'm using a G1 with some kitlenses, but also with some really heavy stuff like the Nikkor 300/2.8 IF-ED + doubler or the Enna-Muenchen Tele-Ennalyt 400/4.5
Also available are 500mm and 1000mm mirror lenses.
So, I'm looking for a solid tripod/ballhead combo for landscape, wildlife, close-up/macro and astro shots.
I came across this combo that I can buy for a reasonalbe price (new !)
Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 Carbon Fibre Tripod
Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Hydrostatic Ball Head with RC2
Anybody have experience with those products ?
They are specified about double of the real weight I'm going to put on them. Is that overkill, or just reasonable reserve ??
Thanks for any input or other proposals that you can give us !