May I suggest one of the best tripods available for LF...Ries J100-2 Tripod w/J250 double tilt head. Head, tripod, and case are all beautifully made (in the USA) from the finest materials. This particular tripod will support 26 lb.s You can put your best and biggest camera on one of these and know it's (probably) not going anywhere! I also have a Berlebache Report with a Bogen 3047 head that's pretty decent and will support 22 lbs. It's considerably lighter than the Ries and much less expensive also. There are two nice-looking Zone VI tripods on ebay also. Bob is right- Don't buy a cheaply made tripod. And Ansel Adams ALWAYS packed a spare tripod leg on his photographic expeditions.