Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
laz127, I must not have been clear. One of the huge shocks of my tripod shopping experience was that supposedly identical tripods weren't equally stable.
Okay, I'm now also shocked. Were these decent brands? How did you compare them, doesn't B&H just have a single display for each model?

I eventually got an opportunity to try a Berlebach 8023.
That's the one I settled on and I really like it for my LF. (I purchased it on-line )