First I enjoy your reviews and perspective but I suggest creating another review for "Professional Tripods" because in my opinion the best like Gitzo or RRS are curiously missing from your review. Many of the tripods manufactures you listed here I purchased when I began taking pictures where either given away, in a land fill or sitting in a dark corner of my garage. Sorry they might be fine for the occasional shooter but I would never trust these in the wilderness or even a weekend hike unless I carried a 2nd as a backup. And I would certainly never trust them to hold my expensive pro DSLR bodies or my very expensive 600mm lens. Kudos for listing the best gimbal heads in the other review.