i currently use the manfrotto 190pro (~2kg) and a giottos 1000-200 ballhead (~0.65kg).
total weight ~2.7kg!

was looking to replace & lighten the setup with

manfrotto 190 MF3 (1.6kg) and 484RC2 (0.3kg), total ~1.9kg.
this setup can reduce 800g off my shoulders.

on paper calculation, it should be more than enough to support my usual setup of 10D and 17-40L, even with 550EX on, the total weight is ~1.7kg.

but is the 484RC2 strong enough to hold still the setup when i point it downwards?

do u guys think my new setup is a good combo?
the best point of it is the weight though...