Been studying many websites & articles reading about tripod & ballhead. I want a lighter pods (but stronger). What I have now is a Benro A298 & KS-1 ballhead. I have narrowed down to Feisol CT-3442 (carbon fibre, 1 kg weight, up to 18″ closed height) & Markins M20 (0.5 kg, supports up to 45 kg load).
I bought Feisol from Trifid Optics for RM1210. It comes with the centre column and a carrying bag. For the Markins, I oedered it from ShaShinki. Total cost, including the plates are over RM1800. I am yet to receive the tripod & ballhead. I hope the system can support my D3 & 300 f2.8 lens.