Can anyone advise what is the max weight that a Gitzo Tripod (Max 2.5kg) with Giottos Ball Head (Max 6.5kg) take??
As far as I understand, ballhead can take 6.5kg, but your stand is only rated up to 2.5kg. Then how can a stand that take max of 2.5kg, able to carry 6kg of weight, exceeded 3.5kg.
In order to maximise your ballhead that can take 6.5kg, the stand needs to be at least able to take 6.5kg. The stand would not be able to take anything more that 2.5kg.
And can I mount a Canon 10D w/Batt Grip and a Canon EF 100-400L, and still be relatively steady.