Just got my gitzo 1228 today , order it from B&h , since cp no stock... 1 week arrived alrdy... It's an upgrade from my cheaplak 30 dolar tripod.. Still in the delema on which head to get... still saving my money ... so the 1228 still cannot used... Any one know why all the legs soo tight ... & it 's like carry a stone .. comparring to my 30 dolar tripod... & it take a while to set up the tripod maybe need to play around more with it .... ha?? can't imagine using the 13xx series tripod... any one know where to get a cheap bag/case for this tripod.. ??