Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
Problem is, since the carbon fiber tripods are a relatively new development, you may have a hard time finding a "well used" CF tripod.
If you open your request up for a aluminum tripod, there are many available at a reasonable price.
yeah...you maybe right. But my budget isn't rock bottom.....I know that those Gitzos don't come cheap. I just can't afford the cost of a new/newish/mint Gitzo.

Regarding Aluminum tripods....I did consider those. But I need a tripod that can support a gimbal head and a Nikon telephoto that I can travel with. Those Al tripods with a high load rating are in the 8-10 lb range....too heavy for travel.