Quote Originally Posted by ROL View Post
As for me, I use a Mountaineer Series Gitzo and Acratech ball head with my view camera, which is quite a bit larger than yours. My needs are stability, light weight, portability, and versatility, in that order. Once the camera is stable, it is stable, and weight can always be added to the tripod, or the legs "sandbagged" if additional stability is required. My biggest enemy is wind blowing into that sail of a bellows.
That's precisely the same set-up as mine, great for hiking, with the same issues as mentioned by ROL. I would add, that I like how easily I can covert the Acratech Arca-style ballhead into an plain one (without a QR plate), to use with a Hasselblad own quick-release plate, when, occasionally, I leave my 4x5 behind.