I use a Gitzo G1340 (aluminium) tripod with a heavy Linhof III ball head for my P67II. This works perfectly in almost all cases for lenses smaller or equal 165mm. Only with my 300mm ED lens, I sometimes get results which are not perfectly sharp, in particular in windy situations. I always use MLU, but I do not use a cable release. Tom's tripod should work even better, which is confirmed by his experience.