Quote Originally Posted by Nicole Boenig-McGrade
It also doubles as self-defense. LOL.
Nicole,
Don't laugh. My personal hero, Bob Crane (says a lot about my character), was murdered in his sleep with a tripod to the head.

Arigram,
Back to the subject at hand: I used to own a Mamiya RB67, which is a pretty heavy camera and I'd use a small Bogen 3011 (don't quote me on the model number) that is intended for 35mm. I used that combination for years and never really had a problem. Of course, I never used it in windy situations. I wouldn't recommend it for long exposures, though.
Ara