Spend a hundred bucks (or less) on a good used Marchioni Tiltall or Leitz Tiltall. Aluminium, around six pounds, will handle any medium format camera (and most 4x5 cameras) you put on it. $600 for a (fairly fragile) CF tripod is ludicrous, save the extra $500 for film or another lens.
Originally Posted by mporter012
If you decide the Tiltall is not for you, you'll be able to sell it on and get your money back with no trouble.