I have owned both the Marchioni and Leitz branded Tiltalls and still have a newer version(non Star-D) that are seriously reliable and not too awfully heavy. These have all served to support Calumet cc-4xx series monos and all my other gear as well. I purchased an Induro AKB-2 for my last CC-401 and love the thing, much lighter than the Tiltalls and easier to set up, rated for twice the load too. I never took it out in the field, as I prefer to abuse my Tiltall for that, submerge in water and dirt and still functions as it should.