I've been doing a lot of multi day mountaing trekking lately, using an Xprob190 tripod to support my Toyo 45A and a 210mm lens. It's not rock solid but I figured out how to use it (mainly half extended and weight stabilized) to get sharp shots even in windy conditions.
After my latest journey I decided to lighten up my whole camping equipment and the tripod I'm using. So I'm buying a new down bag, a new tent, etc.
So now I need an ultralight pod. I've been looking at the Gitzo mountaineer 0 series, mainly the 0530 and 0531 models. They weigh about 700gr. If I add a compact leveling base or a Kirk BH3 head I'm on the one kilo range. The big question is- Anyone has this Gitzo pod? Will it be enough for my camera kit if properly stabilized with a backpack or a bag with stones? I read on the web about folks using it with 1ds Canon cameras but would love to hear from LF shooters.
I also considered the feisol tournament 3342 but I'm really attracted to the more compact Gitzo.
Thanks in advance for any input.