I have happily used a featherlight Gitzo 2 series with the Linhof micro 3d head and Aptus II 5.
Now with the Credo 60 I realize that the 2 series simply isn't sturdy enough...I get slight motionblur that I didn't see before on longish exposures.
I do have a Gitzo G1500 as well which is rock solid even in windy conditions BUT there's a price - it weighs a ton! I took away the centrecolumn and that saved me 1kg. Good, but not good enough.
I have looked at new Gitzo legs in the 5 series but in Sweden they cost a fortune, so I was wondering, would it be possible to exchange my upper/outside legs to carbon and use the innerlegs and topplate? (that would probably save me up to another 2kg)
I have asked this question to the distributor in Sweden two weeks ago but still no answer, so I thought I throw out the question here as well!