I do a lot of landscapes when I get the chance to go out and shoot, so no qualms buying a hi-quality setup. My current one has served me well, but I know its limitations. Prepared to drop ard 1k for the legs and another 600 or so for a BH
Hi, I have this tripod with a Markins Q3 head. This is a very good buy. It's worth every cent. Very sturdy and lightweight. Suggest that you go for the Markins head as well - if you have a carbon fibre lightweight tripod, then Q3 makes sense rather than buying a heavy ballhead that negates the weight advantage of the Gitzo.
The damage to the wallet is momentarily painful though...but very soon you start forgetting about that when you start to shoot.
I think Q3 will suffice. But to be sure, you may like to check Markins website on the weight limit of each. Take note that there is a difference between the horizontal (landscape) weight limit and when the camera is tilted to a vertical (portrait) format.
You'll need to factor in the cost of the plates for Markins. It differs between different camera bodies and lenses (i.e. for those super telezoom lenses that have a ring holder). The plates will further damage your wallet. You probably can get OEM plates...but I'm not sure.