I have two tripods.

The first is a wonderful, carbon fiber, Gitzo 3541XLS, on which I have installed a Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head. This is a VERY stout setup.

My second is an ancient Majestic metal tripod complete with a geared, platform, head. It was old and beat when I received it and it certainly is NOT convenient to pack anywhere, even from the garage to the car and back.

Guess which tripod I grab when I go out with my large format gear?