Please help suggest a sturdy tripod that's fairly lightweight.
I want it sturdy enough for outdoor long exposure photography and can hold a DSLR & the biggest lenses - such as a 400mm F/2.8. (I'm personally using small telescopes, 400mm F/4, and macro-lenses).
A Manfrotto GEARED HEAD will go on this for very fine control.
I'm guessing such a tripod will have a 12KG load capacity and carbon-fiber so it's compact & light enough for traveling.
I't doesn't need to be a Gitzo since I'm very Not pro, but I heard of some no-name tripods that actually perform well.
any suggestions?? Maybe a Benro C-258M8 ?? I think a Pro will quickly know what I'm looking for.