I´ve been using an older Manfrotto 055 (Bogen 3011) tripod with a heavy 229 3D (Bogen 3039) head so far - not a perfect combination of course. The tripod is far to lightweight for this heavy head.
I like the 229 (3039) head very much but would like to get a new tripod very soon or a new tripod/head combination.
I´m using an Arca 4x5 F-Line with lenses from 58 to 450mm and do mostly architecture and landscape.
I´m NOT willing to spend >1000,- for a Gitzo Carbon plus Arca B2 Ballhead and I do NOT exactly look like Arnold Schwarzenegger - so a 12lb Gitzo Geant 1504 is not a good idea ... ;-)
Thanks for your suggestions!